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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( So , at least , reports Anna Comnena , the Emperor's daughter , in the remarkable history that she wrote of her father's reign ;? but it is hard indeed to reconcile with what we know of Venetian seamanship . ) ...
... richer and more powerful perhaps , thanks to a mixture of good luck , unscrupulous behaviour and boundless self - confidence , but in no way essentially superior to themselves and - on land at least - certainly not invincible .
The historian is thus constrained , in sheer self - defence , to alter his technique : to abandon , at least in part , the strictly chronological approach in favour of something more episodic , and to try to analyse Venice's political ...
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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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