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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On his accession he forbade all further payments and, when the next was due,
sent six Venetian galleys across to Dalmatia to guard against possible reprisals.
Inevitably, a battle followed. The island of Lissa,1 one of the principal pirate ...
His successes in Friuli and the Veneto had enabled him to open up a new
offensive in Dalmatia, where Trail, Spalato and, most recently, Zara had all fallen,
after varying degrees of resistance, to Hungarian arms. His demands were
simple and ...
To a trading republic, after all, the identity of a Pope - whether Venetian or not -
was of little direct concern. Besides, during the worst years of the crisis she had
had a more pressing claim to her attention: the reacquisition of the Dalmatian
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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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