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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Only one voice, at this first meeting, was raised in opposition to the whole idea;
that of old Jacopo Querini, who had spent much of his political life fighting
Gradenigo and all he stood for but who refused categorically to lend his support
to an ...
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 religion'.
There is no ...
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; how could she ...
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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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