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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... one of whose judges he had been ; but there was more to it than that . While not actually dissolute - indeed it is hard to see how he could have been , given the circumstances in which a Doge was obliged to ...
As the papal Nuncio reported to Rome , he was more given to his devotions than to affairs of business or of state ; and though he had always lived in the considerable style that befitted his rank and station , dispensing alms with a ...
The massive garrison had long since given up paying for its provisions in cash , and was now forcing local tradesmen to accept tokens and vouchers which everybody knew would never be redeemed . Moreover its commander , General Antoine ...
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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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