A history of Venice
Knopf, 1982 - 673 sider
At once the most comprehensive and the most engaging history of Venice available in English, this book will be treasured by all those who share the author's fascination with "the most beautiful and magical of cities." Book jacket.
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The legate offered a compromise, whereby Venice might hold the city as a papal
fief, in recognition of an annual rent of 20,000 ducats. Still they refused to yield.
All rights over Ferrara, they pointed out, had been freely ceded to them by the ...
A similar advance on Ferrara, this time by Venetian and papal forces together,
was also checked at the walls; but a successful river expedition up the Adige
largely wiped out the humiliation of the previous December and, as the autumn ...
Hastily recalled from his mission, it was he who finally broke the seals of the
papal ultimatum. This grim communication had now been in Venice for the best
part of a month, and the attitude of the Papal Nuncio in the interim had left no one
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - setnahkt - LibraryThing
Although weighty in both the literal and metaphorical sense of the word, this turned out to be quite a worthwhile book. It covers the history of Venice from 421 CE to 1797 CE. The Most Serene Republic ... Les hele vurderingen
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Another absolutely brilliant book by John Julius Norwich. Incredibly researched, full of amazing details (and the wisdom to have skipped all those details when they didn't contribute to the story ... Les hele vurderingen
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