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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There followed a general mobilization of the populace ; a special tax was levied , while several prominent citizens armed and equipped additional galleys at their own expense . Finally , a great boom of tree - trunks and iron chains was ...
The signatories – Spain , Venice and the Papacy ( the way was left open for the Emperor and the Kings of France and Poland to join if they so wished ) were together to furnish 200 galleys , 100 transports , 50,000 foot soldiers and ...
By now Don Juan de Cardona , whose eight galleys had been held in reserve , was hurrying to the relief of the Knights . As he approached , sixteen Turkish galleys fell on him . There followed the fiercest and bloodiest encounter of the ...
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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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