Title

Imperial Ambition in the Early Modern Mediterranean. Genoese Merchants and the Spanish Crown, by Céline Dauverd

Document Type

Book Review

Department

History (Scripps)

Publication Date

2016

Disciplines

European History | History

Abstract

Fernand Braudel once wrote that the age of the Genoese was ‘so discrete and sophisticated that historians for a long time failed to notice it’. Unfortunately, despite the attention lavished upon Genoa by Braudel himself, few historians have taken the pains to examine the mechanics of Genoese hegemony. Céline Dauverd’s Imperial ambition in the early modern Mediterranean goes some way toward rectifying this situation.

Rights Information

© 2016 Corey Tazzara