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Genoa & the Genoese, 958-1528, Steven A. Epstein

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Genoa & the Genoese, 958-1528
Title
Genoa & the Genoese, 958-1528
Statement of responsibility
Steven A. Epstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the middle of the Italian Riviera, Genoa is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. But Genoa was also one of medieval Europe's major centers of trade and commerce. In Genoa and the Genoese, 958-1528, Steven Epstein has written the first comprehensive history of the city that traces its transformation from an obscure port into the capital of a small but thriving republic with an extensive overseas empire. In a series of chronological chapters, Epstein bridges six centuries of medieval and Renaissance history by skillfully interweaving the four threads of political events, economic trends, social conditions, and cultural accomplishments. He provides considerable new evidence on social themes and also examines other subjects important to Genoa's development, such as religion, the Crusades, the city's long and combative relations with the Muslim world, the environment, and epidemic disease, giving this book a scope that encompasses the entire Mediterranean. Along with the nobles and merchants who governed the city, Epstein profiles the ordinary men and women of Genoa. Free workers and slaves provide a constant point of focus as he explores the dynamic of labor in a great trading port. He also features the words of Genoa's own authors, ranging from saints to chroniclers to lawyers and poets, bringing Genoa's cultural world into a foreground traditionally dominated by more familiar Italian cities like Florence and Venice
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Epstein, Steven
Dewey number
945/.182
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG637
LC item number
.E67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genoa (Italy)
  • Genoa (Italy)
Label
Genoa & the Genoese, 958-1528, Steven A. Epstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- From practically nothing to something, 958-1114 -- The takeoff, 1154-1204 -- Between the Devil and the deep blue sea, 1204-1257 -- Captains of the people, 1257-1311-- Long live the people, the merchant, and the Doge, 1311-1370 -- Liberty and humanism: slavery and the Bank, 1370-1455 -- To throw away a thousand worlds, 1436-1528 -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Genoese revolts and changes in government, 1257-1528
Control code
33900008
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 396 pages
Isbn
9780807822913
Lccn
95026585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Genoa & the Genoese, 958-1528, Steven A. Epstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- From practically nothing to something, 958-1114 -- The takeoff, 1154-1204 -- Between the Devil and the deep blue sea, 1204-1257 -- Captains of the people, 1257-1311-- Long live the people, the merchant, and the Doge, 1311-1370 -- Liberty and humanism: slavery and the Bank, 1370-1455 -- To throw away a thousand worlds, 1436-1528 -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Genoese revolts and changes in government, 1257-1528
Control code
33900008
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 396 pages
Isbn
9780807822913
Lccn
95026585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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