A History of Venice
Knopf, 1982 - 673 sider
"As comprehensive as it is engaging, John Julius Norwich's A History of Venice is a complete history of "the most beautiful and magical of cities." This necessary volume traces the rise of Venice from its fifth-century origins through 1797 when Napoleon put an end to the thousand-year-old Republic."--
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One thing only is certain : Venice , by moving her capital to the shores of the Bosphorus , would have sacrificed her security as well as her identity , and would have survived little longer – perhaps even less long - than the pathetic ...
Perhaps he still resented the Ten's treatment of his son and held them responsible for his death ; perhaps he was angered by the fact that the Council had tactlessly chosen as its spokesman that same Jacopo Loredan who , while serving a ...
To any student of Venetian social history - any reader , perhaps , of this book - such a proposal , which was planned in far more elaborate detail than is suggested by the above comparatively stark description , should occasion no ...
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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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