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City of fortune : how Venice won and lost a naval empire

Author: Roger Crowley
Publisher: London : Faber, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A magisterial work of gripping history, City of Fortune tells the story of the Venetian ascent from lagoon dwellers to the greatest power in the Mediterranean - an epic five hundred year voyage  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Crowley
ISBN: 9780571245956 0571245951
OCLC Number: 800853890
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: 405 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Roger Crowley.

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Praise for "City of Fortune""Crowley...writes with a racy briskness that lifts sea battles and sieges off the page, so much so that at times his sentences seem in danger of bursting their seams" -- Read more...

 
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