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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Detail of the bronze doors, Basilica of St Mark 6. SS. Maria e Donato, Murano 7.
The cloister of S. Apollonia 8. Marble medallion of a Byzantine Emperor 9. An
arch in the house of Marco Polo 10. A Venetian ship of Marco Polo's time 11.
These years, however, did include one great moment in Venetian history - the
consecration of the new Basilica of St Mark, which still stands today. Work on this,
the third building to occupy the site since the arrival of the Evangelist's remains ...
CONSECRATION OF ST MARK'S was to remain until 1836, when it was shifted to
its present position beneath the high altar.1 The consecration of this third and
final basilica of St Mark, whether or not accompanied by so signal a mark of
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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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