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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... with her relations with Manuel Comnenus growing increasingly strained and her Italian markets ever more ... his best to steer the same middle path , but it was not long before Frederick's actions in Italy forced him to abandon it .
Given the chaotic nature of the Italian political and diplomatic scene , the conflicting interests of innumerable elements , the greed of the despots , the ambitions of the condottieri , the lack of properly defined boundaries between ...
... once his Italian dominions were safely confirmed , to launch and lead the long - overdue Crusade . ... the prospect of leading an army to the far south of the Italian peninsula , spinning out long and fragile lines of communication ...
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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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