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Of the admirable case of a Venetian sailor who was marooned on an island for two years, and of another Genoese marooned for eight years; and how these two and other castaways came together on an island; and how finally only the Venetian and the Genoese remained; and how later God brought them out of that tribulation. [358]

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes the admirable case of a sailor from Venice who was marooned on an island for two years, and of another Genoese marooned for eight years. It indicates how these two and other ... More


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

Steven A. Epstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Jacopo da Varagine (c.1228–1298) is remembered today primarily for his immensely popular work The Golden Legend, a massive collection of stories about the saints. Compiled over the years 1260–67, The ... More


The Squire’s Tale: Romance as Mask

Michael Murrin

in Trade and Romance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071572
eISBN:
9780226071602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071602.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The focus of this chapter is the mixed audience of these eastern stories. Both the aristocracy and the commercial classes loved them. In this tale, we can see the double audience both by the people ... More


Genoa’s Past

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/9781501700507.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes Jacopo de Varagine's chronicle of Genoese history. He concluded the saints' lives in the Golden Legend with an entry on Pope Pelagius I (556–61). This entry has almost nothing ... More


Old and New Republics: Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Genoa and the United States of America

Pierangelo Castagneto

in Rough Waters: American Involvement with the Mediterranean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497346
eISBN:
9781786944504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497346.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter continues to explore the efforts of American consuls in the Mediterranean, and focuses on the diplomatic relationship between the United States and the Republic of Genoa in the ... More


Ways across the Sea, 1160–1185

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0028
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

There are no diaries or log-books of sea captains from the twelfth century, but there are vivid accounts of crossing the Mediterranean written by Jewish and Muslim pilgrims journeying from Spain to ... More


Interlopers in the Mediterranean, 1571–1650

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0037
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The period between the battle of Lepanto and the middle of the seventeenth century has a certain unity. Barbary pirates did not go away – indeed, they became more piratical, in the sense that the ... More


The Mediterranean Origins of an Atlantic Trading Network

Heather Dalton

in Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199672059
eISBN:
9780191773747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter looks at the family and guild-based relationships and merchant networks that brought Barlow to Seville and into the sphere of Sebastian Cabot. The Cabots were involved in Bristol’s trade ... More


Sebastian Cabot & the Voyage for Spice

Heather Dalton

in Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199672059
eISBN:
9780191773747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter begins in December 1524 when Sebastian Cabot, Robert Thorne, and five Genoese merchants agreed to raise funds to finance a voyage—to send a fleet to the Moluccas. The group were keen to ... More


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