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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How differently the Dutch would have reacted I But then the Venetian school was
essentially joyous; the lagoon, for all its beauty, can be quite unutterably sad.
Who in their senses, one wonders, would leave the fertile plains of Lombardy to ...
One by one, the cities around the lagoon fell to the Hungarian horde : Cittanova,
Fine and Equilo first, then Altino, and the hinterland north and west to Treviso and
Padua. Next, swinging south, the Magyars advanced along the lidi from ...
Their task was not made easier by the presence of Francesco da Carrara - now
supported by 5 ,000 Hungarians sent by King Lajos - on the shores of the lagoon,
where they had only just succeeded in saving Mestre from his clutches. But even
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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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