A Description, Historical and Topographical of Genoa: With Remarks on the Climate, and Its Influence Upon Invalids (Classic Reprint)

December 16, 2018|
A Description, Historical and Topographical of Genoa: With Remarks on the Climate, and Its Influence Upon Invalids (Classic Reprint) by Henry Jones Bunnett
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Ment, which would have been highly to the benefit of Genoa, was never carried into effect, partly from the weakness, partly from the ill-will, of the emperor. Some trifling hostilities with Pisa, in 1162 and 1163, were followed by a more serious war, which began in 1165 and lasted ten years. In 1190 the consuls were abolished at Genoa, in consequence of their being unable to free the state from the disastrous influence of cease less feuds: a Podestat was elected in their stead, and, though an attempt to restore the old form of government was made the year following, the Office of Podestat was soon re established, and existed in the state for a long period. Thirteenth Century a.d. 1200. - Shortly after the beginning of this century the Pisans seized on Syracuse: and the Genoese, resolved on dispossessing them, entered into a league with Henry duke of Malta: Syracuse was taken after a siege of a week, all the Pisans within it were put to the sword: and in 1210 further hostilities were checked by a truce of three years. About this period Genoa first came into collision with another rival far more powerful and more dangerous than Pisa. Venice had been rapidly increasing in strength and importance, and the results of the crusades had made it one of the first cities in Europe. Its influence had been already felt at Constantinople, where in 1204 the blind Old Dandolo, the Octogenarian chief, Byzantium's conquering foe, - as Byron so well describes him, had actually taken the Imperial city by assault, and had received from the assembled crusaders some important islands and ports in the Archipelago and the Levant. In 1206, a Genoese corsair named Vetrano having been captured with nine galleys by the Venetians, the Genoese republic declared war against the Queen of the Adriatic, and, aided by Henry duke of Malta, made a descent in the Venetian island of Candia. Renaldo Dandolo recovered the capital of Candia from the Maltese, and a peace was made with Genoa.

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Title:A Description, Historical and Topographical of Genoa: With Remarks on the Climate, and Its Influenc...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:84 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.25 inShipping dimensions:84 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.25 inPublished:December 16, 2018Language:English

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