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A History of Venice

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Zusatztext 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." "As a historian Lord Norwich knows what matters. As a writer he has a taste for beauty! a love of language and an enlivening wit.... He contrives! as no English writer has done before! to sustain a continuous interest in that crowded history." -- Hugh Trevor-Roper "Will become the standard English work of Venetian history." -- C. P. Snow! Financial Times "Lord Norwich has loved and understood Venice as well as any other Englishman has ever done. He has put readers of this generation more in his debt than any other English writer." -- Peter Levi! The Sunday Times (London) Zusammenfassung 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. Informationen zum Autor John Julius Norwich is the author of many acclaimed works of history! including A History of Venice! Byzantium! and! most recently! Paradise of Cities: Venice in the 19th Century . He has also written and presented some thirty historical documentaries for BBC Television. Formerly chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund! he now heads the World Monuments Fund in Britain. Klappentext 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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John Julius Norwich is the author of many acclaimed works of history, including A History of Venice, Byzantium, and, most recently, Paradise of Cities: Venice in the 19th Century. He has also written and presented some thirty historical documentaries for BBC Television. Formerly chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund, he now heads the World Monuments Fund in Britain.



Zusammenfassung
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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Titel: A History of Venice
Autor:
EAN: 9780679721970
ISBN: 978-0-679-72197-0
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Vintage Books N.Y.
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 736
Gewicht: 699g
Größe: H207mm x B134mm x T40mm
Jahr: 1989
Auflage: Vintage Books.