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Norwich, John Julius 1929-

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Works: 330 works in 1,347 publications in 13 languages and 34,578 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Biography  Dictionaries  Atlases  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Host, Publishing director, Author of screenplay, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Creator, Composer, Contributor, coo, Director, win
Classifications: NA200, 720.9
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Great architecture of the world by John Julius Norwich( Book )
61 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 2,420 libraries worldwide
Great Architecture of the World is not only a major and lasting reference work, but also an aesthetic treasure. For the student its style of illustration is explicit and informative; for the traveler a gazetteer is added, giving a country-by-country listing of the world?s greatest buildings; and for all of us, this volume provides an exciting and compelling history of our common architectural heritage
A history of Venice by John Julius Norwich( Book )
60 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,946 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
A short history of Byzantium by John Julius Norwich( Book )
46 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,870 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
The World atlas of architecture by John Julius Norwich( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 1,492 libraries worldwide
A history of architecture, spanning the pre-classical era to modern times, from the Far East to Europe and the Americas. The major sections cover: non-European civilizations; the ancient world; late antiquity and the early Middle Ages; the Middle Ages; the Age of Classicism; and the Modern Era
Absolute monarchs : a history of the papacy by John Julius Norwich( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,443 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive, rollicking, and timely history of the papacy
Byzantium : the decline and fall by John Julius Norwich( Book )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,437 libraries worldwide
For 1,123 years, Constantinople remained the capital of the Byzantine Empire, the longest-lived and most inspired Christian empire in the world. In this book, the author tells of the dire consequences of the defeat by the Seljuk Turks at the battle of Manzikert in 1071, of the Fourth crusade, and of the two-hundred-year struggle by the restored Empire against the advance of the Ottoman Turks
Shakespeare's kings : the great plays and the history of England in the Middle Ages, 1337-1485 by John Julius Norwich( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
Compares the historical kings with their portrayal in Shakespeare's plays
Byzantium : the apogee by John Julius Norwich( Book )
36 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,327 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
The Middle Sea : a history of the Mediterranean by John Julius Norwich( Book )
32 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,035 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 )
23 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 944 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
Byzantium : the early centuries by John Julius Norwich( Book )
48 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 832 libraries worldwide
The story of the Byzantium Empire from its beginnings in AD 330 to the emergence of the Roman Empire in AD 802
The Italians : history, art, and the genius of a people ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
To immerse oneself in the history of Italy is to go back to the roots of Western civilization. The authors of this major new volume have sought to answer the question: How did the qualities of "Italianness" that make Italy unique arise in history? To encompass the phenomenon of Italy in all its grandeur and diversity, John Julius Norwich has assembled a team of authors who are all, like him, historians gifted with the ability to present the fruits of intellectual inquiry and academic research in prose that is a pleasure to read. Professor Karl Christ of the University of Marburg examines the Italy of the Roman Empire, the seedbed of so much later growth, in fields ranging from architecture to politics, philosophy, and law. Bryan Ward-Perkins of Oxford University covers the Middle Ages, in which two themes dominate--the city-state and the Catholic Church--and in which the Italian language and its supreme poet, Dante, flowered. John Hale of the University of London does the seemingly impossible--provides a fresh appraisal of the Renaissance, when the new humanism manifested in all the arts coincided with new concepts of the state and a revolution in commerce and finance. Eric Cochrane of the University of Chicago takes the Sack of Rome in 1527 as his starting point and shows how the ages of Baroque and Neoclassicism, following upon the Renaissance, constituted a fresh balance of forces, shaping the appearance of Italy as we know it today. Francis Haskell of Oxford University vividly portrays the Italy that is probably most familiar to foreigners--that of Verdi, the Romantics, and the Risorgimento. Franco Andreucci of the University of Pisa leads us through the culture and politics of modern Italy, confronted at every point with the spirit of its past. Their various journeys to the heart of Italy call up some of the most beautiful, dramatic images in the human repertory. They are fully represented in the almost 300 striking illustrations in the volume, 70 in full color, drawn from the riches of galleries, libraries, and archives all over the world and supplemented by brilliant modern photography. Images, ideas, and imagination--all tree are here in abundance in a book that is certain to appeal to a wide and diversified audience and to set standards for years to come. -- Inside jacket flap
The other conquest by John Julius Norwich( Book )
5 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 libraries worldwide
Five centuries of music in Venice by H. C. Robbins Landon( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 808 libraries worldwide
The great cities in history by John Julius Norwich( Book )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 766 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
Cities that shaped the ancient world ( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Today we take living in cities, with all their attractions and annoyances, for granted. But when did humans first come together to live in large groups, creating an urban landscape? What were these places like to inhabit? More than simply a history of ancient cities, this volume also reveals the art and architecture created by our ancestors, and provides a fascinating exploration of the origins of urbanism, politics, culture, and human interaction. Arranged geographically into five sections, Cities That Shaped the Ancient World takes a global view, beginning in the Near East with the earliest cities such as Ur and Babylon, Troy and Jerusalem. In Africa, the great cities of Ancient Egypt arose, such as Thebes and Amarna. Glorious European metropolises, including Athens and Rome, ringed the Mediterranean, but also stretched to Trier on the turbulent frontier of the Roman Empire. Asia had bustling commercial centers such as Mohenjodaro and Xianyang, while in the Americas the Mesoamerican and Peruvian cultures stamped their presence on the landscape, creating massive structures and extensive urban settlements in the deep jungles and high mountain ranges, including Caral and Teotihuacan. A team of expert historians and archaeologists with firsthand knowledge and deep appreciation of each site gives voices to these silent ruins, bringing them to life as the bustling state-of-the-art metropolises they once were
Oxford illustrated encyclopedia of the arts by John Julius Norwich( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Introduces visual arts, music, theatre, film, dance, photography, and literature
The paradise of cities : Venice in the 19th century by John Julius Norwich( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 598 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."--Jacket
Four princes : Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the obsessions that forged modern Europe by John Julius Norwich( Book )
8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
"John Julius Norwich--who the Wall Street Journal called "the very model of a popular historian"--has crafted a big, bold tapestry of the early sixteenth century, when Europe and the Middle East were overshadowed by a quartet of legendary rulers, all born within a ten-year period: Francis I of France, the personification of the Renaissance, who became a highly influential patron of the arts and education. Henry VIII, who was not expected to inherit the throne but embraced the role with gusto, broke with the Roman Catholic Church and appointed himself head of the Church of England. Charles V, the most powerful and industrious man at the time, was unanimously elected Holy Roman Emperor. Suleiman the Magnificent stood apart as a Muslim, and brought the Ottoman Empire to its apogee of political, military, and economic power. Against the vibrant background of the Renaissance, these four men laid the foundations for modern Europe and the Middle East. Their relations shifted dramatically, from hostile and competitive to friendly and supportive, while they collectively impacted the culture, religion, and politics of their respective domains. With remarkable expertise and flair, John Julius Norwich delves into this fascinating slice of world history, bringing the past to vivid life. His engaging, distinctive blend of erudition and brio indelibly portrays four dynamic characters, their incredible achievements, and the colorful surroundings in which they lived, while deftly examining the influence that each one had on the reigns of the others."--Provided by publisher
Byzantium by John Julius Norwich( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 15 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-
Ioannes Iulius Norwich
John Julius Cooper
John Julius Cooper, 2. Viscount Norwich britischer Historiker
John Julius Norwich
John Julius Norwich Brits televisiepresentator
John Julius Norwich britský historik
John Julius Norwich historiador británico
John Julius Norwich historien britannique
John Julius Norwich storico e personaggio televisivo inglese
Lord Norwich
Norič, Dž. Dž.
Norič, Džon Džulijus
Norwich J. J. 1929-
Norwich, John J. 1929-
Norwich, John Julius
Norwich, John Julius, 2nd viscount, 1929-
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-
Norwich, John Julius Cooper Viscount 1929-
Джон Норвіч Англійський історик, письменник і телеведучий
Норвич Д. 1929-
Норвич, Д. Д 1929-
Норвич, Джон
جون جوليوس نورويتش
جون جوليوس نورويتش مؤرخ بريطاني
노리치, 존 J. 1929-
노리치, 존 줄리어스 1929-
ジョン・ジュリアス・ノーウィッチ
ノリッジ, ジョン・ジューリアス
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English (394)
Spanish (19)
French (18)
Italian (10)
Dutch (9)
German (8)
Japanese (4)
Russian (3)
Hungarian (2)
Polish (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Norwegian (1)
Czech (1)
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