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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A NATION FOUNDED ON TRADE it - owed him any allegiance . In all his written communications with the Doge he always scrupulously avoided referring to the Venetians as fideles – that dangerously emotive word , with its arrogant ...
But for the immediate future her Central Asian trade was severely threatened . ... but since 1242 , when the Mongols succeeded in unifying the lands of the Western steppes , trading possibilities had vastly improved .
In consequence , trade expanded to the east and - especially during those periods of European war when Venice could offer the advantage of a neutral flag - to the west also ; but the Barbary pirates , themselves no sluggards where ...
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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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