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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Requests to break off relations with the Protestants were also refused ' not on religious grounds , but for reasons of state ' , since , she maintained , those concerned were acting ' more in the interests of personal liberty than of ...
Once again , however , the Republic refused point - blank the Collegio taking the decision themselves without even bothering to submit the question to the Senate . Venice , they pointed out , had formally declared herself neutral ...
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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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