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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He was already nearly eighty , and so emaciated that a contemporary described him as being ' only a spirit appearing through skin and bone ' ; but that spirit still glowed with a deep and genuine piety , and with the single high ...
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 1379 , 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 .
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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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