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Venice, a maritime republic

Author: Frederic Chapin Lane
Publisher: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press [1973]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A history of Venice from the earliest times - Crusades - Ships and navigation - Byzantine and Gothics - Humanism - Renaissance - Merchant shipping - Scuole.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lane, Frederic Chapin, 1900-1984.
Venice, a maritime republic.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1973]
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederic Chapin Lane
ISBN: 0801814456 9780801814457 080181460X 9780801814600
OCLC Number: 617914
Language Note: English.
Description: xiii, 505 pages illustrations 27 cm
Contents: The beginning --
The port-city and its population --
The conquest of sea power --
Police and piracy in the Adriatic --
Victories beyond-the-sea and in Romania --
The organization of sea power --
Ships, crews, and the ship's company --
The lordship of the gulf --
The trade of the Levant --
Aristocratic polity --
From dukedom to commune --
The growing structure of the commune --
A reorganization of sea power --
The response to the nautical revolution of the middle ages --
The commercial revolution of the resident merchants --
Craftsmen and seamen --
Triumph by cohesion --
Symptoms of disintegration --
The climax of the struggle with Genoa --
The turn westward --
Arts, sciences, and literature --
Contests for power: the fifteenth century --
Contests for power: the sixteenth century --
The corruption and perfection of the constitution --
The oceanic challenge --
Participants in oceanic discoveries --
The spice trade --
The shifts in other trades --
The expansion of manufactures --
Finance and income from power --
Changing fleets and shipyards --
The peak and passing of the merchant galleys --
The war fleets --
Argosies with portly sails --
A tenacious defense --
Of sovereignty and the constitution --
In a new age of sea power --
The death of the republic --
The completion and preservation of the city.
Responsibility: [by] Frederic C. Lane.
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A history of Venice from the earliest times - Crusades - Ships and navigation - Byzantine and Gothics - Humanism - Renaissance - Merchant shipping - Scuole.


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""The best one-volume history of Venice in any language." -- American Historical Review ""Students now have an analysis of Venice's fortunes over the whole course of its independent history that they Read more...

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