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Genoa and the Sea Policy and Power in an Early Modern Maritime Republic, 1559-1684

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ISBN-10: 1421409666

ISBN-13: 9781421409665

Edition: 2005

Authors: Thomas Allison Kirk

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Genoa enjoyed an important and ever-changing role in the early modern Mediterranean world. In medieval times, the city transformed itself from a tumultuous maritime republic into a stable and prosperous one, making it one of the most important financial centers in Europe. When Spanish influence in the Mediterranean world began to decline, Genoa, its prosperity closely linked with Spain's, again had to reinvent itself and its economic stature. In Genoa and the Sea, historian Thomas Allison Kirk reconstructs the early modern Mediterranean world and closely studies Genoa's attempt to evolve in the ever-changing political and economic landscape. He focuses on efforts in the sixteenth and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 1/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

List of Illustrations and Tables
The Republic Genoa in the Early Modern World
The Genoese and the Republic of Genoa
Public Galleys and Private Interests, 1559-1607
Diplomacy and the Rearmament Debate: The Weight of the Spanish Alliance, 1607-1640
The Lure of the World's Seas, 1640-1680
Galleons, Galleys, and the Free Port: Ships and Power in a Little Country
Conclusion: A Century of Ships and Paper
Operating Costs of "Free Galleys," 1646
Breakdown of Annual Operating Expenses of a Mixed-Crew Galley, 1652