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Bazaar to Piazza by Rosamond E. Mack
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May 05, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: current, to-read

wish it were longer, should be praised for it's great notes *
Table of Contents:
-- Trade, Travel, Diplomacy
-- Patterned Silks
-- Oriental Script In Italian Paintings
-- Carpets
-- Ceramics
-- Glass
-- Bookbinding and Lacquer
-- Inlaid Brass
-- The Pictorial Arts
-- From Bazaar to Piazza and Back

* An example. Note 35 on p. 20 of Chapter 1, following a brief rundown of the friendly trade relations maintained between Venice and the Ottoman sultan thru the latter 14th century while Genoa continued to lose out, proceeds as follows:

"35. Venice defeated the Genoese fleet in the Adriatic in 1380 and acquired Corfu, at the entrance to the Adriatic, in 1386; FC Lane, pp 186-196; Braudel 1984, pp 118-119. Genoa, after losing to the Ottomans, between 1334 to 1423, most of its possessions on the Black Sea route, concentrated on trade with the Maghreb and the Iberian peninsula, see Lopez, 1973, p 450."

Just enough info to get you to put it together yourself.


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