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Mare Maggiore, 500–1500

Charles King

in The Black Sea: A History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241613
eISBN:
9780191601439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241619.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Byzantine empire, with its capital in Constantinople, was a quintessentially Black Sea power, yet profiting from the empire's own geography proved difficult. Relations with northern barbarians ... More


Three City-State Experiences

David Stasavage

in States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140575
eISBN:
9781400838875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140575.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines public credit and political representation in three European city-states: Cologne, Genoa, and Siena. The goal is to identify the mechanisms at work that determined whether a ... More


From the Outbreak of War in July 1914 to the Genoa Conference, 1922

Volker R. Berghahn

in American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161099
eISBN:
9781400850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the state of American and European economies during the outbreak of World War I until the Genoa Conference was convened in 1922. It first considers the military–political ... More


Christians in The Arabian Nights

Nabil Matar

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

The authors of the Arabian Nights did not view the Christians as monolithic, undifferentiated, and adversarial villains, as some critics have argued. The single story about the Coptic Egyptian in ... More


The Origins and Characteristics of Italian Sumptuary Law

Catherine Kovesi Killerby

in Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247936
eISBN:
9780191714733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247936.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter establishes the chronology, distribution, and general characteristics of Italian Sumptuary legislation. It discusses the implementation and consequences of the earliest sumptuary ... More


Latin Sources and Byzantine Prosopography: Genoa, Venice, Pisa and Barcelona

Michel Balard

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263785
eISBN:
9780191734304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263785.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses Byzantine prosopography and several Latin sources that come from the archives of Genoa, Pisa, Venice, and Barcelona. It attempts to show in what respects Byzantine ... More


Alfonso the Magnanimous: King of Aragon, Naples, and Sicily 1396-1458

Alan Ryder

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219545
eISBN:
9780191678356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219545.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This is a biography of one of the most brilliant 15th century monarchs, Alfonso V of Aragon, who won from his contemporaries the title ‘the Magnanimous’. The book follows him from childhood in the ... More


Britain and the Reconstruction of Austria

Gábor Bátonyi

in Britain and Central Europe 1918–1933

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207481
eISBN:
9780191677687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207481.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The prime opportunity for raising a substantial loan for the reconstruction of Austria was in April 1922 at the Genoa Conference, the first ... More


Peter the Ceremonious and his Sons (1336–1410)

T. N. Bisson

in The Medieval Crown of Aragon: A Short History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202363
eISBN:
9780191675294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202363.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

During the long reign of Peter IV (III in Catalonia, 1336–87), the Crown of Aragon reached its apogee as a federative state. The achievement owed much to the ruler once again, for it required a ... More


Anglo-Czech Relations and the Tarnished Reputation of Beneš

Gábor Bátonyi

in Britain and Central Europe 1918–1933

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207481
eISBN:
9780191677687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207481.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Czechoslovakia is regarded as a significant loser of the diplomatic battle in Genoa. Despite all the maneuvers of Beneš, Britain and France ... More


To Lyons

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0043
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author sets out for Lyons, France and presents an account of his journey. He describes the city of Lyons and comments on its curious mode of building, the dyeing manufactory, the house wherein ... More


And on to Genoa

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0044
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author embarks for Genoa and describes the Mediterranean Sea. He arrives at Genoa and is hospitably entertained by the American Consul. He describes the city and expresses his admiration of ... More


Reputation, Trade Retaliation, and Recognition: The Hope That the Bolsheviks Would Change Their Position

Kim Oosterlinck

in Hope Springs Eternal: French Bondholders and the Repudiation of Russian Sovereign Debt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300190915
eISBN:
9780300220933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190915.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter first reviews the literature suggesting that reputational concerns may prompt sovereigns to honour their debts. It then shows that Russia benefited from a good reputation before the ... More


Fiscal and Technical Limitations on Venetian Military Engineering in the <i>Stato da Mar</i> in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

Ruth Gertwagen

in Military Engineers: The Development of the Early Modern European State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781845861209
eISBN:
9781474406093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861209.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

The Venetian overseas empire followed the Fourth Crusade when Venice shared the partition of the Eastern Roman Empire. She bought the island of Crete, to keep it out of the hands of the rival ... More


Prologue

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of examining Jacopo da Varagine's writings to learn how he thinks about Christianity. In studying his sermons, author Stefania Bertini Guidetti ... More


Genoa’s Own Historian

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at the section of Jacopo de Varagine's written account regarding family matters. Even though marriage, children, and servants and slaves are natural themes for an archbishop, to ... More


For Peace and Money: French and British Finance in the Service of Tsars and Commissars

Jennifer Siegel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199387816
eISBN:
9780199387847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387816.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For Peace and Money looks at late imperial Russia’s financial and diplomatic relationship with the nations that came to be its allies in World War I, exploring British and French private and ... More


Putting the Program into Action, 1920–1928

Simon James Bytheway and Mark Metzler

in Central Banks and Gold: How Tokyo, London, and New York Shaped the Modern World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704949
eISBN:
9781501705953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704949.003.0007
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter details how Montagu Norman of the Bank of England, in partnership with Benjamin Strong of the FRBNY, turned ad hoc wartime cooperation into a formal agenda. The paired ideas that ... More


The Population Dynamics and Economic Development of Genoa, 1750–1939

Giuseppe Felloni

in Population and Society in Western European Port-Cities, c. 1650–1939

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853234357
eISBN:
9781846313837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853234357.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of economic development and changes in population dynamics in Genoa during the period from 1750 to 1939, provides statistics showing a dynamic expansion of the ... More


Revolution, Repudiation, and Recriminations, 1917–1922

Jennifer Siegel

in For Peace and Money: French and British Finance in the Service of Tsars and Commissars

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199387816
eISBN:
9780199387847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387816.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter covers the period from the Bolshevik Revolution and repudiation of the tsarist debt through the Genoa Conference of 1922, the last serious chance for the bondholders to receive any ... More


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