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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... the last decade of the ninth century proved for the Venetians the happiest and most prosperous of all . ... time men might have been forgiven for thinking that the age of the barbarians was past ; but the Magyars proved them wrong .
The wave of jubilation caused by this it was the first victory that the Venetians had had to celebrate for a considerable time - was enough to tip the scales in his favour , and even when the report subsequently proved unfounded his new ...
Maximilian , as usual , dithered ; but even without him , the new League showed signs of proving a force to be ... who at the age of twenty - two had already proved himself one of the outstanding military commanders of his day .
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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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