City of Fortune

August 12, 2012, Sunday/ 14:21:00

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 defense against the Turks. Under the lion banner of St Mark, she created an empire of ports and naval bases which funneled the goods of the world through its wharfs. In the process, the city became the richest place on earth.


by Roger Crowley

Published by Faber & Faber

9,99 pounds in paperback

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