Imperial Ambition in the Early Modern Mediterranean. Genoese Merchants and the Spanish Crown, by Céline Dauverd
European History | History
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.
© 2016 Corey Tazzara
Tazzara, Corey. (2016) Imperial ambition in the early modern Mediterranean. Genoese merchants and the Spanish Crown, by Céline Dauverd, Mediterranean Historical Review, 31:1, 97-99.