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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And those institutions in which , ultimately , the political power resided were subject to exquisitely calculated ... present at its sessions - established in 1310 ' to preserve the liberty and peace of the subjects of the Republic and ...
as she was well aware , was due entirely to Venetian protection ; but that protection had gradually become as oppressive to her as it was to her subjects . Every important post at court or in the administration was in Venetian hands ...
They proved savage : Venice must subject herself totally to the Holy See . Gone would be her traditional right ... Gone , too , would be her jurisdiction over subjects of the papal states in her territory . The Pope was to receive full ...
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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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