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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A ballot followed. If he obtained the required twenty-five votes, he was declared
Doge; otherwise a second name was drawn, and so on. With a system so
tortuously involved as this, it may seem remarkable that anyone was ever elected
at all; ...
Serres fell in 1383, followed in rapid succession by Sofia, Nish, and Salonica.
Finally in 1389, at the epic battle of Kosovo, the Ottoman armies crushed Serbia
and destroyed the last hopes of independence for the Balkan Slavs. Bulgaria ...
Six months later, the war had begun; Austria was first to enter the lists, to be
followed shortly afterwards by Prussia and Sardinia. Then, on 10 August 1792,
the Paris mob invaded the Tuileries, massacring the Swiss Guard, seeking out
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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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