Dubrovnik: A History (New edition)
Robin Harris (Author)
Since emerging as a settlement in the seventh century, Dubrovnik held a significant position beyond what could have been expected of this tiny city-state. Its merchants, trading throughout the huge Ottoman Empire, enjoyed privileges denied to other Western states. A politically skilled and commercially enterprising ruling class took every opportunity to maximise the Republic's wealth. Dubrovnik also faced the extreme dangers posed by Venetian aggressors, Ottoman plotters, a terrible earthquake in 1667 and, finally, the will of Napoleon. In 1991-92, the city survived the besieging Yugoslav army, which heavily damaged but did not destroy Dubrovnik's cultural heritage. This book is a comprehensive history of Dubrovnik's progress over twelve centuries of European development, encompassing arts, architecture, social and economic changes and the traumas of war and politics. Illustrations, unspecified
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About the Author
Robin Harris has a D. Phil in modern history from Oxford University. He writes extensively on the Balkans, in particular Croatia and Bosnia.
- Contributor: Robin Harris
- Imprint: Saqi Books
- ISBN13: 9780863569593
- Number of Pages: 504
- Packaged Dimensions: 165x235mm
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Saqi Books
- Release Date: 2006-01-31
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Robin Harris has a D. Phil in modern history from Oxford University. He writes extensively on the Balkans, in particular Croatia and Bosnia.