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Agents of empire : knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world

Author: Noel Malcolm
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the late sixteenth century, a prominent Albanian named Antonio Bruni composed a revealing document about his home country. Historian Sir Noel Malcolm takes this document as a point of departure to explore the lives of the entire Bruni family, whose members included an archbishop of the Balkans, the captain of the papal flagship at the Battle of Lepanto--at which the Ottomans were turned back in the Eastern
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Malcolm, Noel.
Agents of empire
(DLC) 2015004124
(OCoLC)907446235
Named Person: Antonio Bruni; Antonio Bruni; Bartolomeo Bruti; Antonio Bruni; Bartolomeo Bruti; Antonio Bruni; Bartolomeo Bruti
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Malcolm
ISBN: 9780190262792 0190262796 9780141978369 0141978368
OCLC Number: 922072778
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by Penguin Random House UK"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 604 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some colour), portraits, maps
Contents: A Note on Names, Conventions and Pronunciations --
1: Ulcinj, Albania and Two Empires --
2: Three Families --
3: Antonio Bruti in the Service of Venice --
4: Giovanni Bruni in the Service of God --
5: Gasparo Bruni, the Knights of Malta and Dubrovnik --
6: War, Galleys and Geopolitics, 1570 --
7: War, Rebellion and Ottoman Conquest, 1570-1571 --
8: The Lepanto Campaign, 1571 --
9: War, Peace and La Goletta, 1572-1574 --
10: Istria --
11: Bartolomeo Bruti and the Prisoner Exchange, 1573-1575 --
12: Intelligence-gathering, Espionage and Sabotage, 1575-1577 --
13: Giovanni Margliani, Mehmed Sokollu and Secret Diplomacy, 1577-1579 --
14: Bartolomeo Bruti, Sinan Pasha and the Moldavian Venture, 1578-1580 --
15: Gasparo Bruni and the Huguenot War in Avignon, 1573-1586 --
16: Antonio Bruni, Jesuit Education and the Last Years of Gasparo Bruni --
17: Moldavia, Tatars, Cossacks and Iancu Sasul, 1580-1582 --
18: Bartolomeo Bruti, Petru Schiopul and Aron, 1582-1592 --
19: Cristoforo Bruti and the Creation of a Dragoman Dynasty --
20: Petru Schiopul in Exile, and his Counsellor, Antonio Bruni, 1591-1598 --
21: War, Geopolitics and Rebellion, 1593-1596 --
22: The 1596 Campaign and Pasquale Dabri's Peace Mission --
Epilogue: The Legacy : Antonio Bruni's Treatise --
Glossary --
List of Manuscripts.
Responsibility: Noel Malcolm.

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