MOBI Roger Crowley ë City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ë

[Download] ➶ City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire Author Roger Crowley – History-books.co 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 encoA 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 of ports and naval bases which funnelled the goods of the world through its wharfs In the process the city became the richest place on earth a brilliant mosaic fashioned from what it bought traded borrowed and stole Based on first hand accounts of trade and warfare seafaring and piracy and the places where Venetians sailed and died City of Fortune is narrative history at its finest Beginning on Ascension Day in the year 1000 and ending with an explosion off the coast of Greece and the calamitous news that the Portuguese had pioneered a sea route to India it will fascinate anyone who loves Venice and the Mediterra.

Nean worldA magisterial work of gripping history City of Fortune tellsthe story of the Venetian ascent from lagoon dwellers to the greatestpower in the Mediterranean an epic five hundred year voyage thatencompassed crusade and trade plague sea battles and colonialadventure In Venice the path to empire unfolded in a series ofextraordinary contests the sacking of Constantinople in 1204 thefight to the finish with Genoa and a desperate defence against theTurks Under the lion banner of St Mark she created an empire of portsand naval bases which funnelled the goods of the world through itswharfs In the process the city became the richest place on earth abrilliant mosaic fashioned from what it bought traded borrowed andstole Based on first hand accounts of trade and warfare seafaring and piracy and the places where Venetians sailed and died City of Fortuneis narrative history at its finest Beginning on Ascension Day in theyear 1000 and ending with an explosion off the coast of Greece and thecalamitous news that the Portuguese had pioneered a sea route to India it will fascinate anyone who loves Venice and the Mediterranean.

city epub fortune: epub venice free lost book naval pdf empire book City of pdf Fortune: How mobile Fortune: How Venice Won book of Fortune: How pdf of Fortune: How Venice Won kindle City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ePUBNean worldA magisterial work of gripping history City of Fortune tellsthe story of the Venetian ascent from lagoon dwellers to the greatestpower in the Mediterranean an epic five hundred year voyage thatencompassed crusade and trade plague sea battles and colonialadventure In Venice the path to empire unfolded in a series ofextraordinary contests the sacking of Constantinople in 1204 thefight to the finish with Genoa and a desperate defence against theTurks Under the lion banner of St Mark she created an empire of portsand naval bases which funnelled the goods of the world through itswharfs In the process the city became the richest place on earth abrilliant mosaic fashioned from what it bought traded borrowed andstole Based on first hand accounts of trade and warfare seafaring and piracy and the places where Venetians sailed and died City of Fortuneis narrative history at its finest Beginning on Ascension Day in theyear 1000 and ending with an explosion off the coast of Greece and thecalamitous news that the Portuguese had pioneered a sea route to India it will fascinate anyone who loves Venice and the Mediterranean.

MOBI Roger Crowley ë City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ë

MOBI Roger Crowley ë City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ë

8 thoughts on “City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire

  1. Cindy Cindy says:

    MOBI Roger Crowley ë City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ë city epub, fortune: epub, venice free, lost book, naval pdf, empire book, City of pdf, Fortune: How mobile, Fortune: How Venice Won book, of Fortune: How pdf, of Fortune: How Venice Won kindle, City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ePUBI was interested in a broad history of Venice and how it became such a world influence and why it faded away This excellent book is written in an informative but 'novelistic' manner that makes it extremely readable and interesting I recommend it to anyone who wants to know about the background of Venice and explore the events that shaped Europe the East and the World


  2. Tim Johnson Tim Johnson says:

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  3. Frank Donohoe Frank Donohoe says:

    MOBI Roger Crowley ë City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ë city epub, fortune: epub, venice free, lost book, naval pdf, empire book, City of pdf, Fortune: How mobile, Fortune: How Venice Won book, of Fortune: How pdf, of Fortune: How Venice Won kindle, City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ePUBwell researched and well srittenit provides an absorbing tale shich was at once riveting and informativeit does not seek to glorify or demonize either the venetians or the turks


  4. NK NK says:

    MOBI Roger Crowley ë City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ë city epub, fortune: epub, venice free, lost book, naval pdf, empire book, City of pdf, Fortune: How mobile, Fortune: How Venice Won book, of Fortune: How pdf, of Fortune: How Venice Won kindle, City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ePUBI really enjoyed this book Its a good read However at the start of the book it did annoy me that the author spent a huge portion of the book on the fourth crusade and the sacking of Constantinople by the crusaders Off course Venice played a crucial role in this event but this section seem to go on and on and I kept wondering 'I thought I bought a book on Venice' and not the fourth crusade However reading on you realise how important th


  5. michel boucaud michel boucaud says:

    MOBI Roger Crowley ë City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ë city epub, fortune: epub, venice free, lost book, naval pdf, empire book, City of pdf, Fortune: How mobile, Fortune: How Venice Won book, of Fortune: How pdf, of Fortune: How Venice Won kindle, City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ePUBI am in awe of Mr Crowley Having read and thoroughly enjoyed his first 2 books Constantinople 1453 and Empire of the seaI did not expect a third masterpiece in a row Well Venice city of fortune ranks among the best history books I have ever readI have spent the best part of my last 20 summers touring around the Venetian lagoon;I never looked properly I have learnt from reading this wonderful book at home than from my unfortunately misguided visitsThe history of the rise anf fall of Venice as a great maritime power is an absolutely terrific storyThe 4th crusade and the sacking of Constantinople the response to the rebellion in Crete the savage war against thei


  6. Lancelot Lancelot says:

    MOBI Roger Crowley ë City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ë city epub, fortune: epub, venice free, lost book, naval pdf, empire book, City of pdf, Fortune: How mobile, Fortune: How Venice Won book, of Fortune: How pdf, of Fortune: How Venice Won kindle, City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ePUBThis is a fascinating story told by a historian who is also a master story tellerThe book is both highly informative and entertainingIt focuses on 3 pivotal moments of Venice's history 1the 4th Crusade 2 the wars with Genoa notably the war of the Chioggia and 3 the wars with the Ottomans all described in detailsBetween these war likes moments Mr Crowley also provides detailed description of how Venice was run how it administered its colonies how trades and trade routes were managedHighly recommended


  7. Usul Usul says:

    MOBI Roger Crowley ë City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ë city epub, fortune: epub, venice free, lost book, naval pdf, empire book, City of pdf, Fortune: How mobile, Fortune: How Venice Won book, of Fortune: How pdf, of Fortune: How Venice Won kindle, City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ePUBI wanted a good book on the history of Venice and this is an interesting read It should be noted though that it does not cover the full history of the Republic of Venice It is largely a history of Venice at its peak between around 1200 to 1500 AD It also covers the First Crusade in considerable detail with less information about the later years of Venice eg 16th to 18th Centuries or about its breakaway from the Byzantine Empire and the establishment of the Republic itself which is a shame


  8. Eric le rouge Eric le rouge says:

    MOBI Roger Crowley ë City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ë city epub, fortune: epub, venice free, lost book, naval pdf, empire book, City of pdf, Fortune: How mobile, Fortune: How Venice Won book, of Fortune: How pdf, of Fortune: How Venice Won kindle, City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire ePUBA very good accessible book on the sea empire of VeniceAs one comment says the book is about some highlights of the history of Venice rather than a complete history Nevertheless its uite consistent and relatively well detailedThere are some average or bad comments but I dont think they are justified Read the book and judge it yourself Its only 300400 pagesThe main attraction is the book I found was its easyness to read Because its written in such a way that you dont feel time passing It is not perhaps the best detailed and academic work but it is relatively decent and serious workEpisodes such as the long drawn fight with Genoa the siege of Constantinople and the holding of Crete are very well treatedThe battle of Lepanto for some reason was not very clear Similarly the taking over by the Turks is also not explained in details or very clearlyAnother good thing are the numerous sketches pictures maps etc that plunge you back in time However I understand the book is mai


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