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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It was as though the Venetians had grown up once again into an adult , responsible and gifted people , and now stood ... An imperial chrysobul dated March 992 undertook to admit bona fide Venetian goods – though not those from other ...
Convinced of their victory , the Venetians sent their fastest pinnaces scudding back up the Adriatic to bring the news ... she wrote of her father's reign ;? but it is hard indeed to reconcile with what we know of Venetian seamanship .
In return the Venetians were to provide , on six months ' notice , from 40 to 100 galleys , to be equipped in Venetian yards at imperial expense . Three out of every four Venetian residents in Byzantine territory were liable for ...
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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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