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  • The Middle Seaby John Julius Norwich

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.00

    This lively and dramatic book brings roaring to life the grand sweep of 5,000 years of history in the cradle of civilization.A wonderfullyillustrated account of the civilizations that rose and fell on the lands bordering the Mediterranean, The Middle Sea represents the culmination of a great historian?s unparalleled art and scholarship. John Julius... more...

  • Paradise of Citiesby John Julius Norwich

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    John Julius Norwich?s A History of Venice has been dubbed ?indispensable? by none other than Jan Morris. Now, in his second book on the city once known as La Serenissima, Norwich advances the story in this elegant chronicle of a hundred years of Venice?s highs and lows, from its ignominious capture by Napoleon in 1797 to the dawn of the 20th century.... more...

  • Absolute Monarchsby John Julius Norwich

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   In a chronicle that captures nearly two thousand years of inspiration and intrigue, John Julius Norwich recounts in riveting detail the histories of the most significant popes and what they meant politically, culturally, and socially to Rome and to the world. Norwich presents such popes as Innocent I, who in the... more...

  • Trying To Please: A Memoirby John Julius Norwich

    Axios Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    John Julius Norwich?s life has reflected an appetite for living, enlivened by a sense of personal theater. Trying to Please is an engaging and amusing memoir that describes a glamorous but vanishing world. From the monasteries on Mt. Athos to a camel trek across the Sahara, the book shows how Norwich?s passions for history, travel, and music have... more...

  • The Popesby Viscount John Julius Norwich

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    John Julius Norwich examines the oldest continuing institution in the world, tracing the papal line down the centuries from St Peter (traditionally - but by no means historically - the first Pope) to the present. Of the 280-odd holders of the supreme office, some have unquestionably been saints; others have wallowed in unspeakable iniquity. One... more...

  • A History of England in 100 Placesby John Julius Norwich

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 15.99

    From battlefield to sacred building, from castle to cottage, from the Bridgwater Canal to Blackpool Pier, historian John Julius Norwich tells the political, cultural, social, religious and economic story of England through one hundred key places you can still visit today. Part narrative history, part exploration of our national heritage, his wide-ranging... more...

  • A Short History of Byzantiumby John Julius Norwich

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 23.96

    With wit, intelligence and his trademark eye for riveting detail, John Julius Norwich has brought together the most important and fascinating events from his trilogy of the rise and fall of the Byzantine empire. more...

  • The Normans in the South, 1016-1130by John Julius Norwich

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.17

    This book is about the 'other' Norman Conquest. It is the story of Robert Guiscard, perhaps the most extraordinary European adventurer between Caesar and Napoleon. In one year, 1084, he had both the Eastern and Western Emperors retreating before him and one of the most formidable of medieval Popes in his power. It is also the story of his brother... more...

  • The Kingdom in the Sun, 1130-1194by John Julius Norwich

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.17

    There were two Norman Conquests. John Julius Norwich is the consummate historian of the 'other' one: the conquest of Sicily. When on Christmas Day 1130 Roger de Hauteville was crowned first King of Sicily, the island entered a golden age. Norman and Italian, Greek and Arab, Lombard, Englishman and Jew all contributed to a culture that was as brilliant... more...

  • The Illustrated Christmas Crackerby John Julius Norwich

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 10.92

    For over forty years, John Julius Norwich has been sending out his Christmas Crackers - a personal collection of quirky quotes and literary odds and ends - to his friends instead of a Christmas card. In The Illustrated Christmas Cracker Quentin Blake has made his own selection of favourite pieces and has illustrated them in his own trademark style.... more...