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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It was the acknowledged center of trade for all Europe and the primary
crossroads between East and West. Its navy and commercial enterprises
dominated much of the Mediterranean world; its art set standards for non-
Venetian artists; the ...
John Julius Norwich. dom, at a time when the infidel host was growing even
stronger and its threat to Western Europe increasing every hour. Here at least
Andrea Gritti spoke no more than the truth. During the forty- two years since the
death of ...
turn, depended on neutrality in the struggles which continued, as they always
had, to tear Europe apart. But neutrality itself was hard to preserve against the
pressures to which she was increasingly subjected - from Emperor and Pope, ...
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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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