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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After the fall of Grado they possessed in S. Pietro di Castello the only national ecclesiastical centre remaining to the Republic . Their inhabitants , being at once champions of and refugees from practically all shades of political ...
Barbarossa's son possessed all his father's driving determination and strength of will – directing his hatred , however , less against the cities of North Italy than against the Eastern Empire . His aim was , quite simply , to destroy ...
Unlike his predecessors on the Mongol throne , Kublai Khan was possessed of a remarkably open mind , which he combined with an almost limitless intellectual curiosity . So impressed was he by what the Polo brothers had to tell him about ...
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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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