City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire

City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire

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Author: Roger Crowley Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 448 A magisterial work of gripping history, City of Fortune tells the story of the Venetian ascent from lagoon dwellers to the greatest power in the Mediterranean - an epic five hundred year voyage that encompassed crusade and trade, plague, sea battles and colonial adventure. In Venice, the path to empire unfolded in a series of extraordinary contests - the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, the fight to the finish...

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