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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For three years preparations continued , Venice entering into an alliance with Pisa , drawing up a register of all able - bodied citizens between seventeen and sixty – who were warned to be ready for instant conscription – and calling ...
Europe , too , settled back in the comfortable belief that it had nothing to fear from the Turk : Venice , clearly , would always be able to keep him in his place . - On the other hand , she must also be kept in hers ; and in the ...
If , for example , there had arisen one strong leader of the stamp of Enrico Dandolo or Francesco Foscari or Leonardo Donà , able to focus Venetian energies and to stand firm against Bonaparte's bullying ; if Venice had been able ...
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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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