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Norwich, John Julius 1929-

Works: 286 works in 1,217 publications in 13 languages and 33,738 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, Creator, Composer, coo
Classifications: DF553, 720.9
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Byzantium : the decline and fall by John Julius Norwich( Book )
119 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,722 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
Great architecture of the world by John Julius Norwich( Book )
47 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 2,418 libraries worldwide
A short history of Byzantium by John Julius Norwich( Book )
41 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,865 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
A history of Venice by John Julius Norwich( Book )
55 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,805 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
The World atlas of architecture by John Julius Norwich( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 1,519 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
Byzantium by John Julius Norwich( Book )
48 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,447 libraries worldwide
Selten ist die Geschichte des legendären oströmischen Reiches, das mehr als ein Jahrtausend lang Bestand hatte und das Kulturerbe der Antike in die Neuzeit überlieferte, so dicht und erkenntnisreich beschrieben worden wie in diesem Buch. Brillant schildert der britische Historiker John J. Norwich Aufstieg und Fall dieses christlichen Weltreiches - von seiner Gründung durch Konstantin den Großen im Jahr 326 bis zum Untergang Konstantinopels im Ansturm der Türken 1453
Absolute monarchs : a history of the papacy by John Julius Norwich( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,442 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive, rollicking, and timely history of the papacy
Shakespeare's kings : the great plays and the history of England in the Middle Ages, 1337-1485 by John Julius Norwich( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,403 libraries worldwide
Compares the historical kings with their portrayal in Shakespeare's plays
The Middle Sea : a history of the Mediterranean by John Julius Norwich( Book )
31 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,052 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 )
22 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 948 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 )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 842 libraries worldwide
The other conquest by John Julius Norwich( Book )
4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 829 libraries worldwide
The paradise of cities : Venice in the 19th century by John Julius Norwich( Book )
31 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 815 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
Five centuries of music in Venice by H. C. Robbins Landon( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 804 libraries worldwide
The great cities in history ( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 738 libraries worldwide
From the origins of urbanization in Mesopotamia to the global metropolises of today, great cities have marked the development of human civilization. "The Great Cities in History" tells their stories, from Uruk and Memphis to Tokyo and Sao Paulo. A galaxy of distinguished contributors evoke the character of each place its people, its art and architecture, its government and explain the reasons for its success. Richly illustrated with photographs, paintings, maps and plans, this volume is nothing less that a portrait of world civilization
Oxford illustrated encyclopedia of the arts by John Julius Norwich( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 682 libraries worldwide
Introduces visual arts, music, theatre, film, dance, photography, and literature
Cities that shaped the ancient world ( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 546 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
Sahara by John Julius Norwich( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 491 libraries worldwide
Venice : the greatness and the fall by John Julius Norwich( Book )
39 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 489 libraries worldwide
The Normans in the South, 1016-1130 by John Julius Norwich( Book )
31 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 487 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 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 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-
Джон Норвіч Англійський історик, письменник і телеведучий
Норвич Д. 1929-
Норвич Д. Д. 1929-
Норвич, Джон
جون جوليوس نورويتش
노리치, 존 J. 1929-
노리치, 존 줄리어스 1929-
ノリッジ, ジョン・ジューリアス
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German (46)
Italian (22)
Spanish (20)
French (10)
Dutch (10)
Polish (5)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (5)
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