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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All seemed set for a restoration ; but Bishop Vitale reached Constantinople to find his brother already gravely ill , and Otto died before he could return to Venice . The Patriarch , who in the intervening months had continued to guide ...
No words of mine , or even of Cicero himself , could have reached ears that were stubbornly stopped , or opened obstinate hearts . 1 In truth the Venetians were no more impressed by Petrarch than they had been by Dante thirty - three ...
So far all had gone well ; and when reports now reached Chios of the approach of a Turkish Aleet of some fifty sail , Venetian spirits rose higher still . For years now the Turks had done their utmost to avoid naval engagements ...
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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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