A History of Venice

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

'Norwich has loved and understood Venice as well as any other Englishman has ever done' Sunday Times

'Will become the standard English work of Venetian history' Financial Times

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Renowned historian, and author of A Short History of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich's classic history of Venice

A History of Venice tells the story of this most remarkable of cities from its founding in the fifth century, through its unrivalled status for over a thousand years as one of the world's busiest and most powerful city states, until its fall at the hands of Napoleon in 1797. Rich in fascinating historical detail, populated by extraordinary characters and packed with a wealth of incident and intrigue, this is a brilliant testament to a great city - and a great and gripping read.
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'The standard Venetian history in English' The Times

'Norwich has the gift of historical perspective, as well as clarity and wit. Few can tell a good story better than he' Spectator

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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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