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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His, certainly, was the victory in the technical sense; but it was a victory that had
cost him more dearly than many a defeat. There could be no question of his
pursuing the retreating Venetians; nor, when news of the battle reached Genoa,
It was the one great victory of the war, and great too was the jubilation when the
reports of it were brought back to Venice. Carmagnola's popularity soared. The
Doge sent him a fulsome letter of appreciation, and the Republic voted him, ...
Incredibly enough, he was able to present the battle of Fornovo as a victory for
himself and the League, even - on his return to Mantua - building a Chiesetta
della Vittoria to commemorate it with a specially commissioned altarpiece by ...
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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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