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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THE SIEGE OF CORFU No Venetian ever gave anything for nothing, and Manuel
had to grant further extensive trading privileges in Cyprus and Rhodes, as well as
in his own capital, before he got what he wanted - the full support of the war ...
THE SIEGE OF NICOSIA which were to follow, Dandolo was to prove a constant
liability, his lack of judgement and immoderate caution occasionally giving rise to
suspicions - as it happened, unfounded - that he was in enemy pay. Fortunately ...
THE SIEGE OF CORFU inform him that, in consequence of certain recent
incidents in Montenegro and the interception of a Turkish ship in the Adriatic, his
master had decided to declare war. The transparency of the excuse served only
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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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