• European history
      August 2011

      City of Fortune

      How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire

      by Roger Crowley

      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 c

    • May 2009

      Empires of the Sea

      The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World

      by Roger Crowley

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