A History of Venice

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Penguin Books Limited, Jul 3, 2003 - History - 704 pages

John Julius Norwich's dazzling history of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth century fall.

'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 Sunday Times.

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User Review  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

Although weighty in both the literal and metaphorical sense of the word, this turned out to be quite a worthwhile book. It covers the history of Venice from 421 CE to 1797 CE. The Most Serene Republic ... Read full review

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User Review  - pbjwelch - LibraryThing

Another absolutely brilliant book by John Julius Norwich. Incredibly researched, full of amazing details (and the wisdom to have skipped all those details when they didn't contribute to the story ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

John Julius Norwich was born in 1929.
He has written many books, including a three-volume history of the Byzantium Empire.
John Julius Norwich lives in London, W9.

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