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John Julius Norwich

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John Julius Norwich is the author of histories of Norman Sicily, of the Republic of Venice and of the Byzantine Empire. He has also written on architecture, music and the history plays of Shakespeare, and has presented some thirty historical documentaries on BBC television.

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Absolute Monarchs
A History of the Papacy
Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $20.00

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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... Read more >
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Absolute Monarchs
A History of the Papacy
Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Byzantium (II)
The Apogee
Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 8, 1992
Price: $49.95

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A History of Venice

Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 18, 1989
Price: $26.00

This is the most comprehensible and most engaging history of Venice available in English, a book of great resource to students that will be treasured by those who will come to share the author's fascination with "the most beautiful and magical of cities."

"Norwich's monumental one-thousand-year history is indispensable...the standard Venetian history... Read more >

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The Middle Sea
A History of the Mediterranean
Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $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... Read more >
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Paradise of Cities
Venice in the Nineteenth Century
Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $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... Read more >
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Paradise of Cities
Venice in the Nineteenth Century
Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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A Short History of Byzantium

Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $19.00

In this magisterial adaptation of his epic three-volume history of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich chronicles the world's longest-lived Christian empire. Beginning with Constantine the Great, who in a.d. 330 made Christianity the religion of his realm and then transferred its capital to the city that would bear his name, Norwich follows... Read more >


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July 21, 2015
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Sicily

Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 21, 2015
Price: $32.00

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Sicily

Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 21, 2015
Price: $15.99

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The Middle Sea
A History of the Mediterranean
Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $14.99

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