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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It was , perhaps , the last favour he would ever receive from a Pope ; the remaining thirty years of his life were to be taken up with an unremitting struggle against the Papacy and the Italian cities of the reconstituted Lombard League ...
He had shown much courage in putting down one of the periodic revolts of Zara in 1242 ; in the following year , while returning to Venice from the Council of Lyons , he had been taken prisoner by the Count of Savoy .
Brescia was taken by storm , the leader of the revolt was publicly beheaded in the main square , and the whole city was given over to five days ' sack , during which the French and German troops fell on the local inhabitants , killing ...
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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
The City Rises Up 811900
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