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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Venice remained torn by factional strife , with the two principal parties now polarizing themselves each around a leading family and looking respectively to the Eastern and Western Empires for support . On the one side were the Morosini ...
But the Doge himself remained at Tyre no longer than the few days necessary to see that the Franks were true to their bargain . It was now two years since he had left Venice . Although the expedition had been an unqualified success ...
No other major Italian city could claim to have remained inviolate for close on 1,000 years . No other could boast such wealth or , more important still , such powers of recuperation - powers that enabled her , when her treasury was ...
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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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