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"As a historian Lord Norwich knows what matters. As a writer he has a taste for beauty, a love of language and an enlivening wit.... He contrives, as no English writer has done before, to sustain a continuous interest in that crowded history." -- Hugh Trevor-Roper
"Will become the standard English work of Venetian history." -- C. P. Snow, Financial Times
"Lord Norwich has loved and understood Venice as well as any other Englishman has ever done. He has put readers of this generation more in his debt than any other English writer." -- Peter Levi, The Sunday Times (London)
Too much focused on The Doges, and too little on the day to day life, social&economy issues a.s.o. Neverthelrs, a great readPublished 11 days ago by Bogdan Stanciu
The pages started coming unglued from the cheap binding as early as Chapter 5. What a crime. Here's a book you'd want to revisit for a lifetime, with a respectable cover design,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by taxman75
Over a thousand years of history in one book so it's a great overview without being pedantic. I've been to Venice oh so briefly so it's exciting to read about La Serenissima for a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by James Young
This is a splendid book to prepare for a visit to Venice. I read it each time I go there to be reminded that behind all the romantic views and glorious buildings lies a very... Read morePublished 8 months ago by nathaniel healy
One of the best history reads I've ever experienced. Venice is a unique city in the world, for its culture and history. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Buenoslibros.es
Venice in literature has largely had a regretful, malarial, even sinster presence. Think of what you encounter in such literary (and cinematic) confections as Henry James's WINGS... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Glenn J. Shea
I am an historian, and never have I found a book so superbly researched and written.Published 15 months ago by Lee Levin