Crisis and Change in the Venetian Economy in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Author: Brian Pullan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136581391
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The decline of Venice remains one of the classic episodes in the economic development of modern Europe. Its contrasts are familiar enough: the wealthiest commercial power in fifteenth-century Europe, the strongest western colonial power in the eastern Mediterranean, found its principal fame three centuries later in carnival and the arts. This metamorphosis from commercial hegemony to fashionable pleasure and landed wealth was, however, a complex process. It resulted not so much from the Portuguese voyages of discovery at the beginning of the sixteenth century as from increasing Dutch adn English competition at its end, and from industrial competition chiefly from beyond the Mediterranean. Several of the Articles Dr Pullan has chosen to illustrate these changes are made available in English for the first time, and two have been revised for this book. Four deal with the fortunes of entrepot trade and shipbuilding, which had furnished the basis of Venetian wealth adn influence in the Middle Ages; four others expamine the new fields of enterprise which Venice explored in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and which helped to compensate for the decline in traditional activities. This classic book was first published in 1968.

World Economic Primacy

Author: Charles Poor Kindleberger
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195099028
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Examines why certain countries have achieved, at some periods in their history, economic superiority over all other countries

The Cambridge History of Turkey

Author: Suraiya Faroqhi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521620956
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Volume 3 of The Cambridge History of Turkey covers the period from 1603 to 1839.

Christians and Muslims in Ottoman Cyprus and the Mediterranean World 1571 1640

Author: Ronald Jennings
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814743188
Format: PDF
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Wrested from the rule of the Venetians, the island of Cyprus took on cultural shadings of enormous complexity as a new province of the Ottoman empire, involving the compulsory migration of hundreds of Muslim Turks to the island from the nearby Karamna province, the conversion of large numbers of native Greek Orthodox Christians to Islam, an abortive plan to settle Jews there, and the circumstances of islanders who had formerly been held by the venetians. Delving into contemporary archival records of the lte sixteenth and early seventeenth conturies, particularly judicial refisters, Professor Jennings uncovers the island society as seen through local law courts, public works, and charitable institutions.

Immigrants and the Industries of London 1500 1700

Author: Liên Luu
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754603306
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London in the 16th and 17th centuries was a place of phenomenal change and growth. The arrival of merchants and artisans from continental Europe prompted rapid technological development in many trades and crafts. This book focuses predominantly on silk weaving, beer brewing and the silver trade. It places immigrants in the broader social and economic context of Europe and explores their experience in London.