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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Only one voice , at this first meeting , was raised in opposition to the whole idea ; that of old Jacopo Querini , who had spent much of his political life fighting Gradenigo and all he stood for but who refused categorically to lend ...
( Only in 1423 was the latter demolished and the new work continued along the whole Piazzetta façade . ) The Doges ' Palace as we know it today is , beyond all doubt , the greatest secular Gothic building in the world ; and it is hardly ...
Turkish power for the two centuries following the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the combined onslaught launched against her by virtually the whole of Europe , united in the League of Cambrai – she was to blame for none ; yet any ...
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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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