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 so , as prospects of a peaceful settlement receded , Dandolo's advice to his Frankish allies took on a different tone . Nothing more , he pointed out , could be expected of Isaac and Alexius , who had not scrupled to betray the ...
It was long and hard , and took four years ; at last , however , the Venetians reached Kublai's summer palace at Shangtu . The 21 - year - old Marco was an immediate success with the Emperor , who listened enthralled ...
... looting and pillaging as they went , a further mass exodus took place , in the course of which well over a thousand fugitives took refuge in a huge cave , quarried deep into the heart of the nearby Monte Berico .
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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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