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City of fortune : how Venice ruled the seas

Summary: 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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  • ISBN: 0812980220
  • ISBN: 9780812980226
  • Physical Description: xxix, 435 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Random House Trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a Division of Random House, Inc., 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-417) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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" -- 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 -- 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.
Subject: Merchants Italy Venice History
Economic history
Venice (Italy) History 697-1508
Venice (Italy) Economic conditions To 1797
Venice (Italy) Commerce History
Mediterranean Region Commerce History
Italy Venice
Mediterranean Region
Venetiƫ (stad)
Genre: History.

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