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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No other major Italian city could claim to have remained inviolate for close on 1,000 years . No other could boast such wealth or , more important still , such powers of recuperation - powers that enabled her , when her treasury was ...
... the greater part of the city archives – its larger and far more magnificent replacement was built at the sole cost of the Republic.1 During all these demonstrations of friendship , however , the Venetians remained on their guard .
THE FAILURE OF THE INTERDICT As the dispute grew in strength and ferocity , Paolo Sarpi remained at the centre of the stage , writing countless letters and polemics , preaching , disputing , debating , striving ever more clearly 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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