Genoa: How the Republic Rose and Fell J Theodore Bent

ISBN: 9781331898412

Published: September 27th 2015

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484 pages


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Genoa: How the Republic Rose and Fell  by  J Theodore Bent

Genoa: How the Republic Rose and Fell by J Theodore Bent
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 484 pages | ISBN: 9781331898412 | 7.38 Mb

Excerpt from Genoa: How the Republic Rose and FellThe history of a powerful naval and commercial commonwealth, which indeed occupied but a small speck of Europe but which through its colonies and research spread an influence over the then knownMoreExcerpt from Genoa: How the Republic Rose and FellThe history of a powerful naval and commercial commonwealth, which indeed occupied but a small speck of Europe but which through its colonies and research spread an influence over the then known world, must be regarded by the Anglo-Saxon race with especial interest, as forming one of the steps in that ladder of progress by which we have succeeded in attaining such a pitch of commercial prosperity.Beneath us on this ladder are the Dutch, Hanseatic, Portuguese, Venetian, and Genoese steps, each and all assisting us out of that maze of barbarism which was incident on the fall of the Roman Empire.The Italian Republics were the first to succeed in substantially gathering together the threads of commerce which had been known to the old world of Ph nician, Greek, and Roman merchants, and when this firm foothold had once been re-established, the upward progress was greatly simplified.Pisa and Amalfi were amongst the first to assist in this direction, but Pisa and Amalfi fell powerless before more than mere local prosperity had been attained.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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