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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An attempt to procure their expulsion having failed, the Venetians put a price on
their heads - as they had already done with the two surviving scions of the
Scaligers - and then, in Padua, deliberately set to work to eliminate every
outward sign ...
TROUBLE WITH THE TURKS already behind him, the new Doge is unlikely to
have resented this further reduction of the ducal authority. We first hear of
Tommaso Mocenigo in 1 379, when he was given the unenviable task of bringing
back to ...
POPE JULIUS II but Pius III died within a month of his election, and by then
Cesare had already found himself confronted with a new problem - the territorial
aspirations of Venice. For Venice had seen her chance. Shorn suddenly of her ...
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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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