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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1 His attempt to defend the rights of his fellow - citizens had been a fiasco . ... through the earlier part of the thirteenth century , it had stoutly defended the Guelf cause against the Ghibelline captain , Salinguerra Torelli .
Venice , and Venice alone , seemed aware of the danger . Equipped neither physically nor by temperament to lead Crusades , even she could do no more than defend her interests if they were attacked .
His remaining men – there were by now fewer than 5,000 - would be barely enough to defend the breaches in the walls that the Turkish sappers were regularly opening up . But his arguments went unheard . As one of France's own historians ...
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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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