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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The casualties among his army were , however , almost negligible compared with those of the Italians , who had utterly failed in their main objective - as was seen when Charles and his men continued their march that same night and ...
On 14 March 1509 , while the Maggior Consiglio was in session , the Doges ' Palace was shaken by the blast of a tremendous а explosion . It came from the Arsenal , over a quarter of a mile distant , where a spark had ignited a gunpowder ...
... that still believed that some accommodation with the Sultan might be possible , the chances of avoiding open war seemed to be diminishing fast . Then , in mid - March , came further , still more ominous reports from Constantinople .
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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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