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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Fortunately Charles's Swiss troops, who had disgraced themselves a few days
earlier by burning and sacking the town of Pontremoli after its surrender, seemed
anxious to atone for their past excesses and laboured skilfully and indefatigably ...
The old fortifications had been torn down at the end of the previous century and
replaced with a completely new enceinte, incorporating all the latest advances in
military architecture; and the town was now, to all appearances, as near ...
The town was weakening fast, its ammunition and supplies running out, its
defences steadily undermined by Turkish sappers. On 22 August it surrendered.
The Turks, doubtless hoping by a well-timed show of magnanimity to encourage
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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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