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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Its members had met in fear of their lives , and had elected an Italian , Urban VI , who had announced his intention of remaining in Rome ; unfortunately , within weeks of his coronation , he had so antagonized the Cardinals of both the ...
At last , on 30 September , Maximilian gave up – ' for ' , as he wrote a week later to his daughter Margaret , ' in consideration of ... then , three weeks later , he led his shambling army back across the Alps , whence it had come .
A week after his death , his successor was elected – the eighty - one - year - old hero of Lepanto and most distinguished living Venetian , Sebastiano Venier . Testy , unbending and acutely conscious of his distinguished record - one of ...
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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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