Thursday 16 April 2020, 7.00PM to 9.00pm
The city-states known as maritime republics were independent territories which enjoyed considerable power in the Mediterranean. From the tenth to the thirteenth centuries, these republics built fleets both for their own protection and to support their extensive trade networks. They provided transport to individuals and states, but mostly they would take advantage of political and trading opportunities wherever these appeared. This course will study the rise and decline of Venice, Genoa, Pisa and Amalfi as great naval medieval powers.
Tutor: Cristina Figueredo BA MA PhD