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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Her political development had thus proceeded on completely different lines from
those followed by her sister-cities. They had taken the path of communal
government and then, when that had failed, had veered sharply round towards ...
The insignia of the former government to be burnt at the foot of the Tree of Liberty,
a general amnesty to be proclaimed for all political offenders and the freedom of
the press to be decreed, 'with the proviso that there should be no discussion ...
Napoleon Bonaparte was not the only one to imagine Venetian dungeons
swarming with political prisoners whose only crime had been the love of liberty.
He must have been astonished to learn that, at the fall of the Republic, there was
not a ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - pbjwelch - LibraryThing
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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