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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directly to the north of Venice, comprising Conegliano, Castelfranco, Sacile,
Oderzo and Treviso itself, remained in her direct control. It was the first time in
Venetian history that a large and important area of terra firma had been annexed
to the ...
He could look back on a blameless career in the service of the Republic, having
represented it not only at the Council of Trent but also in Rome, where he had
had the unenviable task of justifying to the Pope Venice's separate peace treaty ...
The historian is thus constrained, in sheer self-defence, to alter his technique: to
abandon, at least in part, the strictly chronological approach in favour of
something more episodic, and to try to analyse Venice's political and moral
decline by ...
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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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