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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In industry , too , the hand of the state was everywhere apparent . The most important branches were rigidly protected , with government bans on the export of certain raw materials ; skilled artificers were forbidden to leave the city ...
Casualties were heavy on both sides , as was inevitable when much of the fighting was hand - to - hand ; but , whereas the Christian losses are unlikely to have exceeded 15,000 , the Turks are believed to have lost double that number ...
But in the hands of mediocrities it could not fail to ... rendering it powerless to resist the combined ideological and military threat posed by the philosophy of revolution on the one hand and Napoleon Bonaparte on the other .
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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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