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The Resource Agents of empire : knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world, Noel Malcolm

Agents of empire : knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world, Noel Malcolm

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Agents of empire : knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world
Title
Agents of empire
Title remainder
knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world
Statement of responsibility
Noel Malcolm
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the second half of the sixteenth century, most of the Christian states of Western Europe were on the defensive against a Muslim superpower - the Empire of the Ottoman sultans. There was violent conflict, from raiding and corsairing to large-scale warfare, but there were also many forms of peaceful interaction across the surprisingly porous frontiers of these opposing power-blocs. Agents of Empire describes the paths taken through the eastern Mediterranean and its European hinterland by members of a Venetian-Albanian family, almost all of them previously invisible to history. They include an archbishop in the Balkans, the captain of the papal flagship at the Battle of Lepanto, the power behind the throne in the Ottoman province of Moldavia, and a dragoman (interpreter) at the Venetian embassy in Istanbul. Through the life-stories of these adventurous individuals over three generations, Noel Malcolm casts the world between Venice, Rome and the Ottoman Empire in a fresh light, illuminating subjects as diverse as espionage, diplomacy, the grain trade, slave-ransoming and anti-Ottoman rebellion. He describes the conflicting strategies of the Christian powers, and the extraordinarily ambitious plans of the sultans and their viziers. Few works since Fernand Braudel's classic account of the sixteenth-century Mediterranean, published more than sixty years ago, have ranged so widely through this vital period of Mediterranean and European history. A masterpiece of scholarship as well as story-telling, Agents of Empire builds up a panoramic picture, both of Western power-politics and of the interrelations between the Christian and Ottoman worlds."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
NLE
Dewey number
940.230922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Agents of empire : knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world, Noel Malcolm
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
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Contents
A Note on Names, Conventions and Pronunciations -- 1: Ulcinj, Albania and Two Empires -- 2: Three Families -- 3: Antonio Bruti in the Service of Venice -- 4: Giovanni Bruni in the Service of God -- 5: Gasparo Bruni, the Knights of Malta and Dubrovnik -- 6: War, Galleys and Geopolitics, 1570 -- 7: War, Rebellion and Ottoman Conquest, 1570-1571 -- 8: The Lepanto Campaign, 1571 -- 9: War, Peace and La Goletta, 1572-1574 -- 10: Istria -- 11: Bartolomeo Bruti and the Prisoner Exchange, 1573-1575 -- 12: Intelligence-gathering, Espionage and Sabotage, 1575-1577 -- 13: Giovanni Margliani, Mehmed Sokollu and Secret Diplomacy, 1577-1579 -- 14: Bartolomeo Bruti, Sinan Pasha and the Moldavian Venture, 1578-1580 -- 15: Gasparo Bruni and the Huguenot War in Avignon, 1573-1586 -- 16: Antonio Bruni, Jesuit Education and the Last Years of Gasparo Bruni -- 17: Moldavia, Tatars, Cossacks and Iancu Sasul, 1580-1582 -- 18: Bartolomeo Bruti, Petru Schiopul and Aron, 1582-1592 -- 19: Cristoforo Bruti and the Creation of a Dragoman Dynasty -- 20: Petru Schiopul in Exile, and his Counsellor, Antonio Bruni, 1591-1598 -- 21: War, Geopolitics and Rebellion, 1593-1596 -- 22: The 1596 Campaign and Pasquale Dabri's Peace Mission -- Epilogue: The Legacy : Antonio Bruni's Treatise -- Glossary -- List of Manuscripts
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 604 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241003893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn919011942
Label
Agents of empire : knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world, Noel Malcolm
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A Note on Names, Conventions and Pronunciations -- 1: Ulcinj, Albania and Two Empires -- 2: Three Families -- 3: Antonio Bruti in the Service of Venice -- 4: Giovanni Bruni in the Service of God -- 5: Gasparo Bruni, the Knights of Malta and Dubrovnik -- 6: War, Galleys and Geopolitics, 1570 -- 7: War, Rebellion and Ottoman Conquest, 1570-1571 -- 8: The Lepanto Campaign, 1571 -- 9: War, Peace and La Goletta, 1572-1574 -- 10: Istria -- 11: Bartolomeo Bruti and the Prisoner Exchange, 1573-1575 -- 12: Intelligence-gathering, Espionage and Sabotage, 1575-1577 -- 13: Giovanni Margliani, Mehmed Sokollu and Secret Diplomacy, 1577-1579 -- 14: Bartolomeo Bruti, Sinan Pasha and the Moldavian Venture, 1578-1580 -- 15: Gasparo Bruni and the Huguenot War in Avignon, 1573-1586 -- 16: Antonio Bruni, Jesuit Education and the Last Years of Gasparo Bruni -- 17: Moldavia, Tatars, Cossacks and Iancu Sasul, 1580-1582 -- 18: Bartolomeo Bruti, Petru Schiopul and Aron, 1582-1592 -- 19: Cristoforo Bruti and the Creation of a Dragoman Dynasty -- 20: Petru Schiopul in Exile, and his Counsellor, Antonio Bruni, 1591-1598 -- 21: War, Geopolitics and Rebellion, 1593-1596 -- 22: The 1596 Campaign and Pasquale Dabri's Peace Mission -- Epilogue: The Legacy : Antonio Bruni's Treatise -- Glossary -- List of Manuscripts
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 604 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241003893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn919011942

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