City of Fortune : How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
by Roger Crowley
Editor: FABER & FABER
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A masterly work of prehension of history, the City of Fortune tells the story of the Venice of the ascent of the lagoon of the inhabitants of the greatest power of the Mediterranean – an epic five hundred years of journey that encompassed the crusade and trade, the plague, the sea and the battles of colonial adventureIn Venice, the path to empire took place in an extraordinary series of competitions – the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, the struggle to finish with Genoa and a desperate defense against the TurksUnder the lion, the banner of St. Mark, it created an empire of ports and naval bases that channeled goods of this world through its docksIn the process of the city became the richest place on earth – a brilliant mosaic shaped from what he bought, traded, borrowed and stoleBased on first-hand accounts of exchange and war, navigation and piracy and the places where the Venetians sailed and death, Fortune City is the story at its bestBeginning Ascension Day in the year 1000, and ending with an explosion off the coast of Greece and the terrible news that the Portuguese were the pioneers of a sea route to India, it will fascinate all those who love Venice and the Mediterranean world.
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