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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When the news reached Rome the old Pope , Urban III , died of shock ; his successor , Gregory VIII , lost no time in summoning all Christendom once again to take the Cross . For Venice , the call came at an opportune moment .
The first round , fought in the chanceries and counting - houses of Europe , had been lost . Now it was time to move on - to the battlefield . Venice , meanwhile - unlike the Pope - had remained faithful to her French alliance .
According to the most reliable estimates , they lost only twelve galleys sunk and one captured ; Turkish losses were 113 and 117 respectively . Casualties were heavy on both sides , as was inevitable when much of the fighting was hand ...
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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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