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Byzantium and Venice : A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations - Donald M. Nicol

Byzantium and Venice

A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations

Paperback Published: 6th July 1992
ISBN: 9780521428941
Number Of Pages: 480

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This book traces the diplomatic, cultural, and commercial links between Constantinople and Venice from the foundation of the Venetian Republic to the Fall of the Byzantine Empire. It aims to show how, with the encouragement of the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the Venetians came to dominate first the Genoese and thereafter the whole Byzantine economy. At the same time, the author points to those important cultural and, above all, political reasons why the relationship between the two states was always inherently unstable.

'... an important book on an important subject. It will be of interest to anyone interested in the history of Byzantium or the medieval Mediterranean.' The Journal of Ecclesiastical History

Preface
List of abbreviations
Maps of the Byzantine and Venetian worlds
Venice: the Byzantine province
Venice: the Byzantine protectorate
Venice: the ally of Byzantium
Venice: the partner of Byzantium
Byzantium, Venice and the First Crusade
The parting of the ways
The calm before the storm
The Fourth Crusade
Venice in Byzantium: the Empire of Romania
Venice: champion of a lost cause
Byzantium, Venice and the Angevin threat
Byzantium, Venice and Genoa
Conflicting interests and competing claims
Byzantium, Venice and the Turks
Byzantium: the victim of commercial rivalry
The profit and honour of Venice
Jewels for an island
Byzantium in thrall to the Turks and in debt to Venice
Byzantine optimism and Venetian vacillation
Byzantium the suppliant of Venice
The worst news for all of Christendom: Venice and the fall of Constantinople
Legacies and debts
Byzantine Emperors
Doges of Venice
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521428941
ISBN-10: 0521428947
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 6th July 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.71