Dubrovnik : A History, Paperback

Dubrovnik : A History Paperback



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 504 pages, 52 colour plates
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780863569593



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