City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas

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9780812980226: City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas

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"The rise and fall of Venice's empire is an irresistible story and [Roger] Crowley, with his rousing descriptive gifts and scholarly attention to detail, is its perfect chronicler."--The Financial Times

The New York Times bestselling author of Empires of the Sea charts Venice's astounding five-hundred-year voyage to the pinnacle of power in an epic story that stands unrivaled for drama, intrigue, and sheer opulent majesty. City of Fortune traces the full arc of the Venetian imperial saga, from the ill-fated Fourth Crusade, which culminates in the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, to the Ottoman-Venetian War of 1499-1503, which sees the Ottoman Turks supplant the Venetians as the preeminent naval power in the Mediterranean. In between are three centuries of Venetian maritime dominance, during which a tiny city of "lagoon dwellers" grow into the richest place on earth. Drawing on firsthand accounts of pitched sea battles, skillful negotiations, and diplomatic maneuvers, Crowley paints a vivid picture of this avaricious, enterprising people and the bountiful lands that came under their dominion. From the opening of the spice routes to the clash between Christianity and Islam, Venice played a leading role in the defining conflicts of its time--the reverberations of which are still being felt today.
"[Crowley] writes with a racy briskness that lifts sea battles and sieges off the page."--The New York Times

"Crowley chronicles the peak of Venice's past glory with Wordsworthian sympathy, supplemented by impressive learning and infectious enthusiasm."--The Wall Street Journal

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The rise and fall of Venice s empire is an irresistible story and [Roger] Crowley, with his rousing descriptive gifts and scholarly attention to detail, is its perfect chronicler. The Financial Times
[Crowley] writes with a racy briskness that lifts sea battles and sieges off the page. The New York Times
Crowley chronicles the peak of Venice s past glory with Wordsworthian sympathy, supplemented by impressive learning and infectious enthusiasm. The Wall Street Journal

A pleasure to read . . . a gripping story. Washington Independent Review of Books

Fascinating . . . [Crowley writes] absorbingly and accessibly for all readers of history. Library Journal"

"The rise and fall of Venice's empire is an irresistible story and [Roger] Crowley, with his rousing descriptive gifts and scholarly attention to detail, is its perfect chronicler."--The Financial Times
"[Crowley] writes with a racy briskness that lifts sea battles and sieges off the page."--The New York Times
"Crowley chronicles the peak of Venice's past glory with Wordsworthian sympathy, supplemented by impressive learning and infectious enthusiasm."--The Wall Street Journal

"A pleasure to read . . . a gripping story."--Washington Independent Review of Books

"Fascinating . . . [Crowley writes] absorbingly and accessibly for all readers of history."--Library Journal

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Descripción Random House. 1 Paperback(s), 2011. soft. Estado de conservación: New. 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 such episodes as the sacking of Constantinople, a fight to the finish with Genoa, and a desperate defense against the Turks; it 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 435. Nº de ref. de la librería 70307

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Descripción Random House Trade, United States, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. 202 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The rise and fall of Venice s empire is an irresistible story and [Roger] Crowley, with his rousing descriptive gifts and scholarly attention to detail, is its perfect chronicler. --The Financial Times The New York Times bestselling author of Empires of the Sea charts Venice s astounding five-hundred-year voyage to the pinnacle of power in an epic story that stands unrivaled for drama, intrigue, and sheer opulent majesty. City of Fortune traces the full arc of the Venetian imperial saga, from the ill-fated Fourth Crusade, which culminates in the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, to the Ottoman-Venetian War of 1499-1503, which sees the Ottoman Turks supplant the Venetians as the preeminent naval power in the Mediterranean. In between are three centuries of Venetian maritime dominance, during which a tiny city of lagoon dwellers grow into the richest place on earth. Drawing on firsthand accounts of pitched sea battles, skillful negotiations, and diplomatic maneuvers, Crowley paints a vivid picture of this avaricious, enterprising people and the bountiful lands that came under their dominion. From the opening of the spice routes to the clash between Christianity and Islam, Venice played a leading role in the defining conflicts of its time--the reverberations of which are still being felt today. [Crowley] writes with a racy briskness that lifts sea battles and sieges off the page. --The New York Times Crowley chronicles the peak of Venice s past glory with Wordsworthian sympathy, supplemented by impressive learning and infectious enthusiasm. --The Wall Street Journal. Nº de ref. de la librería ABZ9780812980226

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