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Originally published in 1966. This book collects papers and essays written by historian Frederic C. Lane, who specialized in medieval Venetian history.

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  1. Cover
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  1. New Copyright
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  1. Half Title
  2. p. i
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  1. Frontispiece
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Foreword
  2. Fernand Braudel
  3. pp. v-xiii
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  1. Biographical Note
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xix-xxi
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  1. Part One: Venice
  1. 1. Venetian Shipping during the Commercial Revolution
  2. pp. 3-24
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  1. 2. The Mediterranean Spice Trade: Its Revival in the Sixteenth Century
  2. pp. 25-34
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  1. 3. Family Partnerships and Joint Ventures
  2. pp. 36-55
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  1. 4. Investment and Usury
  2. pp. 56-68
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  1. 5. Venetian Bankers, 1496–1533
  2. pp. 69-86
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  1. 6. The Funded Debt of the Venetian Republic, 1262–1482
  2. pp. 87-89
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  1. 7. Venture Accounting in Medieval Business Management
  2. pp. 99-108
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  1. 8. Rhythm and Rapidity of Turnover in Venetian Trade of the Fifteenth Century
  2. pp. 109-127
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  1. 9. Fleets and Fairs
  2. pp. 128-141
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  1. 10. The Merchant Marine of the Venetian Republic
  2. pp. 143-162
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  1. 11. Naval Architecture, about 1550
  2. pp. 163-188
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  1. 12. From Biremes to Triremes
  2. pp. 189-192
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  1. 13. Merchant Galleys, 1300–34: Private and Communal Operation
  2. pp. 193-226
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  1. 14. Maritime Law and Administration, 1250–1350
  2. pp. 227-252
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  1. 15. Cotton Cargoes and Regulations against Overloading
  2. pp. 253-262
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  1. 16. Diet and Wages of Seamen in the Early Fourteenth Century
  2. pp. 263-268
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  1. 17. The Rope Factory and Hemp Trade in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
  2. pp. 269-284
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  1. 18. Medieval Political Ideas and the Venetian Constitution
  2. pp. 285-308
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  1. Part Two: European Commerce
  1. 19. Colbert and the Commerce of Bordeaux
  2. pp. 311-330
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  1. 20. The Economic Meaning of the Invention of the Compass
  2. pp. 331-344
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  1. 21. Tonnages, Medieval and Modern
  2. pp. 345-369
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  1. Part Three: The Cost of Protection
  1. 22. National Wealth and Protection Costs
  2. pp. 373-382
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  1. 23. The Economic Meaning of War and Protection
  2. pp. 383-398
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  1. 24. Force and Enterprise in the Creation of Oceanic Commerce
  2. pp. 399-411
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  1. 25. Economic Consequences of Organized Violence
  2. pp. 412-428
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  1. Part Four: History
  1. 26. Why Begin at the Beginning?
  2. pp. 431-436
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  1. 27. The Social Sciences and the Humanities
  2. pp. 437-448
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  1. 28. Theoretical and Historical Interests
  2. pp. 449-461
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  1. 29. Some Heirs of Gustav von Schmoller
  2. pp. 462-495
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  1. 30. Units of Economic Growth Historically Considered
  2. pp. 496-504
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  1. 31. Human History and Natural History
  2. pp. 505-519
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  1. 32. At the Roots of Republicanism
  2. pp. 520-539
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  1. Postscript
  2. pp. 540-542
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  1. Bibliography of Frederic C. Lane
  2. pp. 543-549
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 550-560
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421436258
Related ISBN
9781421436234
MARC Record
OCLC
1128825579
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-26
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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