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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After the fall of Grado they possessed in S. Pietro di Castello the only national ecclesiastical centre remaining to the Republic . Their inhabitants , being at once champions of and refugees from practically all shades of political ...
Though both had possessed trading communities in Constantinople , representatives of which had manned the walls of the city alongside the Greeks during the Fourth Crusade , both had been debarred from imperial commerce after the fall of ...
Compared with the greenness and fertility of Rhodes , Malta was almost a desert island , rocky and treeless , possessed of no lakes or rivers and manifestly incapable of withstanding a prolonged siege through one of its long , rainless ...
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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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