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This comprehensive History of Venice explores the origin of a city steeped in romanticism and mystery. Written with an obvious love for the city, the author brings the reader from the origins of Venice as a refuge from the Goths and marauding invaders, to its fall at the hands of NapoleonBonaparte. 673 indexed pages, softcover.
As comprehensive as it is engaging, John Julius Norwich's A History of Venice is a complete history of "the most beautiful and magical of cities." This necessary volume traces the rise of Venice from its fifth-century origins through 1797 when Napoleon put an end to the thousand-year-old Republic.
John Julius Norwich is the author of many acclaimed works of history, including A History of Venice, Byzantium, and, most recently, Paradise of Cities: Venice in the 19th Century. He has also written and presented some thirty historical documentaries for BBC Television. Formerly chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund, he now heads the World Monuments Fund in Britain.