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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of the church, and thither they brought much timber and deal planks and ladders,
and so raised up a lofty and splendid throne. And they also erected two masts of
pine wood of wondrous height on each side of the quay, from which hung the ...
Meanwhile Manuel's cousin Andronicus Comnenus marched on the capital and
seized the throne. Mary was strangled, and soon afterwards her young son, who
had been compelled to sign his mother's death warrant with his own hand, met ...
DEATHS OF LEO X AND DOGE GRIMANI whom many somewhat optimistically
regarded as a possible successor to Leo on the throne of St Peter. Unfortunately
for Venice, events moved too quickly for her to reap any benefits that might have
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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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