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City of fortune : how Venice ruled the seas

Author: Roger Crowley
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Draws on firsthand accounts of pitched sea battles, skillful negotiations, and diplomatic maneuvers to offer a complete history of Venice's centuries-long reign as a naval power and maritime trading empire.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Crowley
ISBN: 9781400068203 1400068207 9780679644262 0679644261
OCLC Number: 701672534
Description: xxix, 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: departure --
Part I. Opportunity: Merchant Crusaders, 1000-1204 --
Lords of Dalmatia --
The blind Doge --
Thirty-four thousand marks --
"A dog returning to its vomit" --
At the walls --
Four emperors --
"The works of hell" --
Part II. Ascent: Princes of the Sea, 1204-1500 --
A quarter and half a quarter --
Demand and supply --
"In the jaws of our enemies" --
The flag of Saint Titus --
Bridling Saint Mark --
Fight to the finish --
Stato da Mar --
"Like water in a fountain" --
City of Neptune: the view from 1500 --
Part III. Eclipse: The Rising Moon, 1400-1503 --
The glass ball --
The shield of Christendom --
"If Negroponte is lost" --
Pyramid of fire --
Hands on the throat of Venice --
Epilogue: return.
Responsibility: Roger Crowley.

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Draws on firsthand accounts of pitched sea battles, skillful negotiations, and diplomatic maneuvers to offer a complete history of Venice's centuries-long reign as a naval power and maritime trading empire.

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