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

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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 with Genoa and a desperate defence against the Turks. Under the lion banner of St Mark, she created an empire ...

City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire 2012, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571245956

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City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire 2011, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571245949

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