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City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
 
 
Author
Roger Crowley.
Publisher Faber & Faber  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 4.95 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9780571245956
Pages/Publication Date 405/2011
Daedalus Item Code 41245
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The author of Constantinople and Empires of the Sea (named the History Book of the Year in 2008 by London's Sunday Times), Roger Crowley here chronicles Venice's 500-year ascent to becoming the greatest power in the Mediterranean as a gripping epic, beginning on Ascension Day in the year 1000. Venice's path to empire is built on trade routes that funnel the goods of the world through its ports, and includes the sacking of Constantinople, a fight to the finish with Genoa, and a desperate defense against the Turks, and ends with an explosion off the coast of Greece—and the calamitous news that the Portuguese had pioneered a sea route to India.

"The rise and fall of Venice's empire is an irresistible story and Crowley, with his rousing descriptive gifts and scholarly attention to detail, is its perfect chronicler. For centuries, he notes, the republic's sailors returned home with 'gold, spices, plague and grief'; and in this compelling book, like a scrupulous Venetian merchant, he weighs out full measures of each."—Financial Times

 
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