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Norwich, John Julius 1929-

Works: 259 works in 1,059 publications in 11 languages and 32,752 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Dictionaries  Atlases  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Host, Publishing director, Author of screenplay, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Composer, Creator
Classifications: DF553, 720.9
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Great architecture of the world by Encyclopædia Universalis (Firm)( Book )
48 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 2,499 libraries worldwide
Byzantium : the apogee by John Julius Norwich( Book )
98 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,260 libraries worldwide
Describes Byzantium's battles against foreign threats, its internal conflicts, the return of iconoclasm in the ninth century, and the struggles between Anatolia's military aristocracy and the eunuchs of the capital
A short history of Byzantium by John Julius Norwich( Book )
32 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,835 libraries worldwide
"At a moment when the splendors of Byzantine art are being rediscovered and celebrated in America, John Julius Norwich has brought together in this remarkable edition the most important and fascinating events of his dazzling trilogy of the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire." "With wit, intelligence and an unerring eye for riveting detail, Lord Norwich tells the dramatic history of Byzantium from its beginnings in AD 330 when Constantine the Great moved the imperial capital from Rome to the site of an old Greek port in Asia Minor called Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople, to its rise as the first and most long-lasting Christian empire, to its final heroic days and eventual defeat by the Turks in 1453." "It was a history marked by tremendous change and drama: the adoption of Christianity by the Greco-Roman world; the fall of Rome and its empire; the defeat by the Seljuk Turks at Manzikert in 1071; the reigns of Constantine, Theodosius the Great, Justinian and Basil II. There were centuries of bloodshed in which the empire struggled for its life; centuries of controversy in which men argued about the nature of Christ and the Church; centuries of scholarship in which ancient culture was kept alive and preserved by scribes; and, most of all, centuries of creativity in which the Byzantine genius brought forth art and architecture inspired by a depth of spirituality unparalleled in any other age. After more than fourteen centuries, the ever-dazzling brilliance of the mosaics of Ravenna and the ethereal splendor of the great church of St. Sophia in Istanbul still have the power to take one's breath away."--Jacket
Absolute monarchs : a history of the papacy by John Julius Norwich( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,754 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive, rollicking, and timely history of the papacy
A history of Venice by John Julius Norwich( Book )
37 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,731 libraries worldwide
Traces the rise to empire of this city from its 5th century beginnings all the way through until 1797 when Napolean put an end to the thousand year-old Republic. 32 pages of black and white photos, 4 maps and charts. -- Publishers description
Byzantium : the decline and fall by John Julius Norwich( Book )
27 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,555 libraries worldwide
For 1,123 years, Constantinople remained the capital of the Byzantine Empire - the longest-lived and most continuously inspired Christian empire in the world. In this, the third and final volume of John Julius Norwich's magnificent and moving history, he tells of the dire consequences of the defeat by the Seljuk Turks at the battle of Manzikert in 1071; of the Fourth Crusade, whose Crusaders - led by the octogenarian Doge of Venice - turned their attention away from the Holy Places to hurl themselves against Constantinople, sacking the city and setting up a succession of Frankish thugs on the imperial throne; and of the two-hundred-year struggle by the restored Empire against the inexorable advance of the Ottoman Turks
The World atlas of architecture by John Julius Norwich( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 1,528 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's kings : the great plays and the history of England in the Middle Ages, 1337-1485 by John Julius Norwich( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,416 libraries worldwide
Compares the historical kings with their portrayal in Shakespeare's plays
Byzantium by John Julius Norwich( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,325 libraries worldwide
The Middle Sea : a history of the Mediterranean by John Julius Norwich( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,075 libraries worldwide
A one-volume narrative history of the Mediterranean from Ancient Egypt to 1919. Written in the racy, readable prose for which author Norwich is famous, this is colorful, character-driven history. He tackles a vast subject--vast in time, from the oldest surviving pyramid to the First World War; vast in geography, from Gibraltar to Jerusalem; and vast in culture, including as it does the civilizations of the Phoenicians, the Egyptians, Greece, Carthage, Rome and Byzantium, the Borgias and the Medicis, Muhammad and El Cid, Napoleon and Nelson, Moslems, Jews and Christians. This book is not a dry record of facts; it is a rackety read about historical figures--dissolute popes and wily emperors, noble-hearted generals and beautiful princesses. Towns are besieged and sacked, kingdoms won and lost. The narrative covers the glories of Constantinople and Venice, and the stirring history of the islands of Malta, Sicily, Crete and Cyprus.--From publisher description
The kingdom in the sun, 1130-1194 by John Julius Norwich( Book )
19 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 958 libraries worldwide
Popular account of the Norman rule in Sicily in the 12th century. Describes the strong and enlightened reign of the house of Hauteville in Sicily and Southern Italy
The Italians : history, art, and the genius of a people ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
The paradise of cities : Venice in the 19th century by John Julius Norwich( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 868 libraries worldwide
"John Julius Norwich, the author of A History of Venice, traces the transformation of Venice from a proud independent state into a dazzling dreamscape that attracted artists, writers, and composers from around the world. In a strikingly effective departure from straight narrative history, he tells the story of Venice through the experiences and reactions of such famous nineteenth-century visitors as Napoleon Bonaparte, Lord Byron, John Ruskin, Henry James, Richard Wagner, James Whistler, and Robert Browning." "Paradise of Cities is at once a history and a travel guide. Filled with vintage photographs and full-color reproductions of period paintings, it conveys both the misfortune of Venice's decline and the magnificence of its eternal beauty."--BOOK JACKET
The other conquest by John Julius Norwich( Book )
4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
Five centuries of music in Venice by H. C. Robbins Landon( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 802 libraries worldwide
The great cities in history ( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 733 libraries worldwide
From the origins of urbanization in Mesopotamia to the global metropolises of today, great cities have marked the development of human civilization. This book tells their stories, from Uruk and Memphies to Tokyo and Sao Paolo
Oxford illustrated encyclopedia of the arts by John Julius Norwich( Book )
9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
Introduces visual arts, music, theatre, film, dance, photography, and literature
Sahara by John Julius Norwich( Book )
9 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 510 libraries worldwide
A Taste for travel : an anthology by John Julius Norwich( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
The Normans in the South, 1016-1130 by John Julius Norwich( Book )
26 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 468 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Cooper, John Julius 1929- 2nd viscount Norwich
Cooper John Julius 1929-.... vicomte de Norwich
Cooper, John Julius 1929- Viscount Norwich
Cooper, John Julius 2d Viscount Norwich
Cooper, John Julius 2nd Viscount Norwich
Cooper, John Julius, 2nd viscount Norwich, 1929-
Cooper, John Julius Norwich 1929-
Cooper, John Julius, Viscount Norwich, 1929-
John Julius Norwich
Lord Norwich
Norwich, John J. 1929-
Norwich, John Julius
Norwich, John Julius Cooper 1929- 2d Viscount
Norwich, John Julius Cooper 1929- 2nd Viscount
Norwich, John Julius Cooper, 2d Viscount, 1929-
Norwich, John Julius Cooper 2nd Viscount
Norwich, John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount, 1929-
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