Genoa And The Sea: Policy And Power In An Early Modern Maritime Republic, 1559–1684 by Thomas Allison KirkGenoa And The Sea: Policy And Power In An Early Modern Maritime Republic, 1559–1684 by Thomas Allison Kirk

Genoa And The Sea: Policy And Power In An Early Modern Maritime Republic, 1559–1684

byThomas Allison Kirk

Paperback | December 17, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info

$42.95

Earn 215 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Genoa enjoyed an important and ever-changing role in the early modern Mediterranean world. In medieval times, the city transformed itself from a tumultuous maritime republic into a stable and prosperous one, making it one of the most important financial centers in Europe. When Spanish influence in the Mediterranean world began to decline, Genoa, its prosperity closely linked with Spain's, again had to reinvent itself and its economic stature.

In Genoa and the Sea, historian Thomas Allison Kirk reconstructs the early modern Mediterranean world and closely studies Genoa's attempt to evolve in the ever-changing political and economic landscape. He focuses on efforts in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to revive shipbuilding and maritime commerce as a counterbalance to the city's volatile financial sector. A key component to the plan was a free port policy that attracted merchants and stimulated trade.

Through extensive research and close reading of primary documents, Kirk discusses the underpinnings of this complex early modern republic. Genoa's transformations offer insight into the significant and sweeping changes that were taking place all over Europe.

Thomas Allison Kirk teaches in the Department of Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Loading
Title:Genoa And The Sea: Policy And Power In An Early Modern Maritime Republic, 1559–1684Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:December 17, 2012Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1421409666

ISBN - 13:9781421409665

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A valuable addition to the literature on the economic history of the Mediterranean.