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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The only victors in any real sense were those two shadowy figures on the side - lines , the King of Hungary and the Duke of Austria . The events at Chioggia , heroic and inspiring as they had been , had served only the negative purpose ...
By this time Coducci had begun work on the Procuratie Vecchie , the single continuous range that forms the north side of the Square , which was inaugurated in its turn in 1932. Five years later , in 1537 , while the Turks were vainly ...
And so she did - somehow managing to maintain it , in the face of immense pressure from both sides , throughout the war which now broke ... while herself facing continuous accusations from each side that she was favouring the other .
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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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