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City of fortune : how Venice ruled the seas / Roger Crowley.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781400068203 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1400068207 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780679644262 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0679644261 (ebook)
  • Description: xxix, 418 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, c2011.

Available copies

  • 7 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction D 677 .C76 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction D 677 C76 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 945.311/Crowley (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction NEW D 677 .C76 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 945.31/CROWLEY (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Lower Level 945.311 CRO (Text to phone) Available -
Swampscott Lower Level 945.31 Cr (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [407]-415) and index.
Contents Note: Departure -- 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" -- 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 -- 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 -- Return.
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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