History of Venice

ISBN-10: 0679721975

ISBN-13: 9780679721970

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Julius Norwich

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Traces the rise ot 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.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/18/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

John Julius Norwich was born on September 15, 1929. He was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, Canada as a wartime evacuee, at Eton College, and at the University of Strasbourg. He served in the Royal Navy before receiving a degree in French and Russian at New College, Oxford. After graduation, he joined the H. M. Foreign Service and served in Belgrade, Beirut, and as a member of British delegation to the Disarmament Conference in Geneva. In 1954, he inherited the title of Viscount Norwich. In 1964, he resigned from the Foreign Service to become a writer. He is an English historian, travel writer and television personality. His books include A History of Venice, A Short History of Byzantium, Shakespeare's Kings: the Great Plays and the History of England in the Middle Ages: 1337-1485, The Twelve Days of Christmas, and Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy. He was the host of the BBC radio panel game My Word! from 1978 to 1982. He has written and presented more than 30 television documentaries including The Fall of Constantinople, Napoleon's Hundred Days, Cort�s and Montezuma, Maximilian of Mexico, The Knights of Malta, The Treasure Houses of Britain, and The Death of the Prince Imperial in the Zulu War.

Illustrations
Maps
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Barbarian Invasions to the Fourth Crusade
Beginnings (to 727)
Emergence (727-811)
The City Rises Up (811-900)
The Adventurer and the Saint (900-991)
The Determined Dynasty (991-1032)
The Norman Menace (1032-1095)
In the Wake of the Crusade (1095-1130)
Between Two Empires (1130-1172)
Reconciliation (1172-1187)
The Shameful Glory (1187-1205)
The Imperial Expansion
The Latin Empire (1205-1268)
The Wages of Arrogance (1268-1299)
The Oligarchs Triumphant (1297-1310)
The Conspiracy and the Council (1310)
The Mainland Dominion (1311-1342)
Andrea Dandolo and Marin Falier (1342-1355)
Colonies Lost and Held (1355-1376)
The War with Genoa (1372-1381)
The Empire Takes Shape (1381-1405)
A Power in Europe
The Empire Grows (1405-1413)
The Prophetic Doge (1413-1423)
Carmagnola (1423-1432)
The Mainland Upheaval (1432-1455)
The Fall of Constantinople (1453)
The Two Foscari (1453-1457)
The Ottoman Menace (1457-1481)
The Ferrara War and the Queen of Cyprus (1481-1488)
France on the March (1489-1500)
Double Disaster (1499-1503)
The League of Cambrai (1503-1509)
Capitulation and Absolution (1509-1510)
Shifting Alliances (1510-1513)
The New Venice (1513-1516)
The Imperial Triumph (1516-1530)
Decline and Fall
Peace (1530-1564)
The Loss of Cyprus (1564-1570)
Lepanto (1570-1571)
The Twilight of the Century (1571-1595)
The Last Interdict (1595-1607)
Treason and Plot (1607-1622)
Zen against the Ten (1623-1631)
The Cretan War (1631-1670)
Morosini and the Morea (1670-1700)
Passarowitz and Peace (1700-1718)
The Eighteenth Century (1718-1789)
The Fall (1789-1797)
Epilogue
List of Doges
Bibliography
Index
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