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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But if the Venetians thought that this last coup would bring an end to their problems , they were soon disillusioned . Obelerio lost no time in elevating his brother Beato to share his throne , and the new tandem soon proved almost ...
Then , as soon as he was sure that he had extracted all he could , he came forward with an offer . The city of Zara , he pointed out , had recently fallen into the hands of the King of Hungary . If , before embarking on the Crusade ...
Though light skirmishing began as soon as the first imperialist units reached the walls of Padua , it was a good month before the full army was collected and ready - during which time the defenders had plenty of time to strengthen the ...
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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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