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City of fortune : how Venice won and lost a naval empire / Roger Crowley.

By: Crowley, Roger.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookLondon : Faber and Faber, 2011Description: xx, 405 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780571245956 (pbk.).Subject(s): Merchants -- Italy -- Venice -- History | Venice (Italy) -- History | Venice (Italy) -- Economic conditions -- 18th century | Venice (Italy) -- Commerce -- History | Mediterranean Region -- Commerce -- HistoryDDC classification: 945.31 CRO Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Opportunity: Merchant Crusaders 1.Lords of Dalmatia 2.The Blind Doge 3.Thirty-four Thousand Marks 4.`A Dog Returning to its Vomit' 5.At the Walls 6.Four Emperors 7.`The Works of Hell' pt. II Ascent: Princes of the Sea 8.A Quarter and Half a Quarter 9.Demand and Supply 10.`In the Jaws of our Enemies' 11.The Flag of St Titus 12.Bridling St Mark 13.Fight to the Finish 14.Stato da Mar 15.`Like Water in a Fountain' 16.City of Neptune pt. III Eclipse: The Rising Moon 17.The Glass Ball 18.The Shield of Christendom 19.`If Negroponte Is Lost' 20.Pyramid of Fire 21.Hands on the Throat of Venice.
Summary: 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 that encompassed crusade and trade, plague, sea battles and colonial adventure.
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Includes bibliographical and index.

Machine generated contents note: pt. I Opportunity: Merchant Crusaders
1.Lords of Dalmatia
2.The Blind Doge
3.Thirty-four Thousand Marks
4.`A Dog Returning to its Vomit'
5.At the Walls
6.Four Emperors
7.`The Works of Hell'
pt. II Ascent: Princes of the Sea
8.A Quarter and Half a Quarter
9.Demand and Supply
10.`In the Jaws of our Enemies'
11.The Flag of St Titus
12.Bridling St Mark
13.Fight to the Finish
14.Stato da Mar
15.`Like Water in a Fountain'
16.City of Neptune
pt. III Eclipse: The Rising Moon
17.The Glass Ball
18.The Shield of Christendom
19.`If Negroponte Is Lost'
20.Pyramid of Fire
21.Hands on the Throat of Venice.

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 that encompassed crusade and trade, plague, sea battles and colonial adventure.

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