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By NICOLLE David -

ISBN-10: 0850458994

ISBN-13: 9780850458992

The tale of Venice is, to some degree, cut loose that of the remainder of Europe. an identical might be stated of the city's army heritage and organization. Early within the ninth century the Venetians defeated Pepin the Frank's makes an attempt to overawe them, they usually remained, not less than in concept, topic to Byzantium. progressively, even though, Venice drifted into independence; and as a consequence carved out its personal empire on the cost of its former Byzantine masters. The Venetians have been quickly well-known for his or her roving and warlike spirit, willing company acumen and satisfaction. This ebook explores the striking historical past of the town and its military from 1200 up till 1670.

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