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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Only one voice , at this first meeting , was raised in opposition to the whole idea ; that of old Jacopo Querini , who had spent much of his political life fighting Gradenigo and all he stood for but who refused categorically to lend ...
With the city taken , the whole chain of castles along the 120 - mile length of the island was bound to follow . One of the biggest and broadest harbours of the Aegean was denied to Venetian shipping , and could henceforth be used as a ...
The whole area around the Arsenal was an inferno . Many of the houses had collapsed at the moment of the detonation , countless others were already blazing . All available casual labour was summoned from every corner of the city .
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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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