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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Papal troops now entered Ferrara in their turn ; and the legate , Cardinal Pelagrua , sent an embassy to the Doge , demanding the immediate recall of his forces . The Venetians stood firm . They had not sought this sudden THE CARDINAL'S ...
... in preparation for the next arrival – speed of turn - around time was a point to which the Venetians attached great importance - and to store those recently delivered , lest prices should be forced down by too rapid a disposal .
His scores with Venice had been settled ; now it was the turn of France . ... them the rewards which he himself had promised , turning against them with all the violence and venom that he had previously displayed towards the Venetians .
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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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