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

Byzantium and Venice: A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations

byDonald M. Nicol

Paperback | October 30, 1992

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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.
Title:Byzantium and Venice: A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural RelationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:October 30, 1992Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521428947

ISBN - 13:9780521428941


Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; Maps of the Byzantine and Venetian worlds; 1. Venice: the Byzantine province; 2. Venice: the Byzantine protectorate; 3. Venice: the ally of Byzantium; 4. Venice: the partner of Byzantium; 5. Byzantium, Venice and the First Crusade; 6. The parting of the ways; 7. The calm before the storm; 8. The Fourth Crusade; 9. Venice in Byzantium: the Empire of Romania; 10. Venice: champion of a lost cause; 11. Byzantium, Venice and the Angevin threat; 12. Byzantium, Venice and Genoa; 13. Conflicting interests and competing claims; 14. Byzantium, Venice and the Turks; 15. Byzantium: the victim of commercial rivalry; 16. The profit and honour of Venice; 17. Jewels for an island; 18. Byzantium in thrall to the Turks and in debt to Venice; 19. Byzantine optimism and Venetian vacillation; 20. Byzantium the suppliant of Venice; 21. The worst news for all of Christendom: Venice and the fall of Constantinople; 22. Legacies and debts; Byzantine Emperors; Doges of Venice; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Nicol is one of the profession's foremost Byzantine scholars. In many respects this book is a compilation of his life's work and will serve as a foundation for students of the field. For Byzantinists, Nicol's work is the most concise diplomatic history available to date." Irene B. Katele, The International History Review