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A history of Venice

Author: John Julius Norwich
Publisher: London : Penguin, ©2003.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A 1000-year history of the Venetian Republic from its ancient settlement to its humiliating defeat by Napoleon in 1797. Lord Norwich marshals myriad personalities, battles, sieges, and facts into a history of Venice's rise to power under the Doges.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Julius Norwich
ISBN: 0141013834 9780141013831
OCLC Number: 647227031
Notes: Originally published in two volumes: Venice, the rise to the empire and Venice, the greatness and the fall. London : Allen Lane, 1977-1981.
Description: 673 pages
Contents: pt. 1. The Barbarian Invasions to the Fourth Crusade --
1. Beginnings (to 727) --
2. Emergence (727-811) --
3. The City Rises Up (811-900) --
4. The Adventurer and the Saint (900-991) --
5. The Determined Dynasty (991-1032) --
6. The Norman Menace (1032-1095) --
7. In the Wake of the Crusade (1095-1130) --
8. Between Two Empires (1130-1172) --
9. Reconciliation (1172-1187) --
10. The Shameful Glory (1187-1205) --
pt. 2. The Imperial Expansion --
11. The Latin Empire (1205-1268) --
12. The Wages of Arrogance (1268-1299) --
13. The Oligarchs Triumphant (1297-1310) --
14. The Conspiracy and the Council (1310) --
15. The Mainland Dominion (1311-1342) --
16. Andrea Dandolo and Marin Falier (1342-1355) --
17. Colonies Lost and Held (1355-1376) --
18. The War with Genoa (1372-1381) --
19. The Empire Takes Shape (1381-1405) --
pt. 3. A Power in Europe --
20. The Empire Grows (1405-1413) --
21. The Prophetic Dogs (1413-1423) --
22. Carmagnola (1423-1432) --
23. The Mainland Upheaval (1432-1455) --
24. The Fall of Constantinople (1453) --
25. The Two Foscari (1453-1457) --
26. The Ottoman Menace (1457-1481) --
27. The Ferrara War and the Queen of Cyprus (1481-1488) --
28. France on the March (1489-1500) --
29. Double Disaster (1499-1503) --
30. The League of Cambrai (1503-1509) --
31. Capitulation and Absolution (1509-1510) --
32. Shifting Alliances (1510-1513) --
33. The New Venice (1513-1516) --
34. The Imperial Triumph (1516-1530) --
pt. 4. Decline and Fall --
35. Peace (1530-1564) --
36. The Loss of Cyprus (1564-1570) --
37. Lepanto (1570-1571) --
38. The Twilight of the Century (1571-1595) --
39. The Last Interdict (1595-1607) --
40. Treason and Plot (1607-1622) --
41. Zen against the Ten (1623-1631) --
42. The Cretan War (1631-1670) --
43. Morosini and the Morea (1670-1700) --
44. Passarowitz and Peace (1700-1718) --
45. The Eighteenth Century (1718-1789) --
46. The Fall (1789-1797).
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: John Julius Norwich.

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Presents the history of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth century fall.  Read more...

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'Lord Norwich has loved and understood Venice as well as any other Englishman has ever done. He has put readers of his generation more in his debt than any other English writer' Peter Levi, The Read more...

 
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