Venice, A Maritime Republic

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JHU Press, Nov 1, 1973 - History - 505 pages
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Combining engrossing detail and magisterial overview, "Venice, A Maritime Republic" traces the history of Venice from its origins in the sixth century through its rise and decline as the first modern empire of Europe. "Among the many cities men have made, " Frederic C. Lane Writes, "Venice stands out as a symbol of beauty, of wise government, and of community controlled capitalism." Drawing on a lifetime of study and reflection, the author shows how that resplendent city came to have the institutions, the buildings, and the pattern of urban life that make it unique.
  

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User Review  - Daphne - Goodreads

If "life is a series of events", as the wise ones say, Frederic C. Lane offers the reader a remarkable depiction of the opportunities lost and those taken by the Venetian people. He has produced an invaluable work on an illuminating slice of history. Read full review

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User Review  - Sally - Goodreads

I am still reading this book after months and months, it seems. However, it is chock full of interesting details and tidbits about Venice and it's history and culture. Everytime I say I will quit ... Read full review

Contents

THE FIRST VENETIANS 2 TRADE AND NAVIGATION ON THE RIVERS 5
5
AN INTEGRATION OF COMMUNITIES ll A SAFE HARBOR l7 POPULATION FIGURES
19
Police and Piracy in the Adriatic
27
THE ORGANIZATION OF SEA POWER
44
The Lordship of the Gulf
59
The Trade of the Levant
66
ARISTOCRATIC POLITY
86
The Growing Structure of the Commune
102
The Sixteenth Century
240
THE OCEANIC CHALLENGE
274
2l The Shifts in Other Trades
296
The Expansion of Manufactures
311
Finance and Income from Power
322
CHANCING FLEETS AND SHIPYARDS
336
The War Fleets
354
Argosies with Portly Sasls
376

A REORGANIZATION OF SEA POWER
118
l0 The Response to the Nautical Revolutton of the Middle Ages
132
The Commercial Revolution of the Resident Merchants
139
USURY AND FINANCE l46 GROSSO AND DUCAT l48 THE PUBLIC DEBT l50
155
TRILMPH BY COHESION
175
l4 The Climax of the Struggle with Genoa
188
THE TURN WESTWARD
202
The Fifteenth Century
224
A TENACIOUS DEFENSE
392
In a New Age of Sea Power
406
The Death of the Republic
422
The Completion and Presentation of the City
445
Bibliographical Notes
459
Index
485
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