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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Nicetas Choniates wrote of him: 'Whatever paper might be presented to the
Emperor for his signature, he signed it at once; it was of no concern to him if it
contained a meaningless jumble of words, or a request to sail the land or till the
sea - or, ...
The assault, when it came, was directed against the weakest point in the
Byzantine defences : the sea frontage of the imperial palace of Blachernae,
which occupied the angle formed by the Theodosian land walls and those
following the line ...
Pippo was back in 141 2 with substantial reinforcements, and in June of that year
actually managed to land with a small force on the Lido, where he laid waste the
land around S. Nicolo before being forced to retire; but two months later, ...
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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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