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City of Fortune How Venice Ruled the Seas

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ISBN-10: 1400068207

ISBN-13: 9781400068203

Edition: 2011

Authors: Roger Crowley

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The rise and fall of the Venetian empire stands unrivaled for drama, intrigue, and sheer opulent majesty. InCity of Fortune,Roger Crowley, acclaimed historian andNew York Timesbestselling author ofEmpires of the Sea,applies his narrative skill to chronicling the astounding five-hundred-year voyage of Venice to the pinnacle of power. Tracing the full arc of the Venetian imperial saga for the first time,City of Fortuneis framed around two of the great collisions of world history: the ill-fated Fourth Crusade, which culminated in the sacking of Constantinople and the carve-up of the Byzantine Empire in 1204, and the Ottoman-Venetian War of 1499–1503, which saw the Ottoman Turks supplant the…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/24/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Roger Crowley read English at Cambridge. He has had a varied career as a teacher and publisher and is the author of three books on the history of the Mediterranean. He lives in Gloucestershire and now writes full time. His website address is

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Prologue: 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"
Ascent: 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
Eclipse: 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
Epilogue: Return