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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You may imagine how they gazed , all those who had never before seen Constantinople . For when they saw those high ramparts and the strong towers with which it was completely encircled , and the splendid palaces and soaring churches ...
Two members of the same family could never sit simultaneously . Furthermore the Council never allowed itself a single head ; there were always three – the Capi dei Dieci – serving for a month at a time , a month during which they were ...
Her body consists of one Order , and her Senate is like a rolling stone ( as was said ) which never did , nor , while it continues upon that rotation , ever shall gather the mosse of a divided or ambitious interest ; much lesse such an ...
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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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