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 Church was kept rigidly in its place , its duties exclusively pastoral , barred from the slightest interference in affairs of state : bishops were elected by the Senate , their elections being only confirmed in Rome .
His resignation in January 1429 enabled him to negotiate a new contract with the Senate on still more favourable terms than before , including a monthly salary , whether he was fighting or not , of 1,000 ducats for the next two years ...
Instead , he reported to the Senate that he had finally been able to pacify him , and that on his departure Bonaparte had actually declared his friendship for Venice ; but , the report added , “ he feels in the highest degree the ...
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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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