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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Another difficulty has been the constant temptation to digress; to talk more about
painting and sculpture, music and architecture, costumes, customs and social life
- particularly the social life of the eighteenth century, which attained a level of ...
The centre of Venetian government and administration had already occupied this
site, or part of it, since the days of Doge Agnello Parti- cipazio over five centuries
before. Since then Doges' Palaces had come and gone; before the work began ...
VENICE IN I400 was complete (although its top stage was to be remodelled in
the sixteenth century), while down on the Molo the great south front of the Doges'
Palace lacked only the canopied balcony at its centre, which bears the date of ...
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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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