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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It did not last long ; Commines , who was present , maintains that everything was over in a quarter of an hour ; and though the number of those killed – estimated at four or five thousand - suggests that he may have been exaggerating a ...
What distinguished the present issue from the rest was that Venice was specifically restricting her defiance to the temporal sphere . In the spiritual , she wished only to remain a loyal daughter of the Church .
He had attended the present session of the Consiglio as usual , because the Signoria had told him he could ; if it was the assembly's will , he would immediately withdraw . These final words were almost lost , since Zen , unable to ...
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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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