A history of Venice

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Knopf, 1982 - History - 673 pages
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At once the most comprehensive and the most engaging history of Venice available in English, this book will be treasured by all those who share the author's fascination with "the most beautiful and magical of cities." Book jacket.

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User Review  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - pbjwelch - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

Contents

Beginnings to 717
3
Emergence 717811
15
The City Rises Up 811900
26
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About the author (1982)

John Julius Norwich is the son of the statesman and diplomat Alfred Duff Cooper (1st Viscount) and the Lady Diana Cooper. He was educated at Eton, Oxford and the University of Strasbourg. He is a prolific author of magisterial histories of Norman Sicily, the republic of Venice, and the Byzantine empire, of architecture and music, and has edited numerous titles.

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