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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
Title variation
Knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the 16th century Mediterranean world
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eng
Summary
"In the late sixteenth century, a prominent Albanian named Antonio Bruni composed a revealing document about his home country. Historian Sir Noel Malcolm takes this document as a point of departure to explore the lives of the entire Bruni family, whose members included an archbishop of the Balkans, the captain of the papal flagship at the Battle of Lepanto--at which the Ottomans were turned back in the Eastern Mediterranean--in 1571, and a highly placed interpreter in Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire that fell to the Turks in 1453. The taking of Constantinople had profoundly altered the map of the Mediterranean. By the time of Bruni's document, Albania, largely a Venetian province from 1405 onward, had been absorbed into the Ottoman Empire. Even under the Ottomans, however, this was a world marked by the ferment of the Italian Renaissance. In Agents of Empire, Malcolm uses the collective biography of the Brunis to paint a fascinating and intimate picture of Albania at a moment when it represented the frontier between empires, cultures, and religions. The lives of the polylingual, cosmopolitan Brunis shed new light on the interrelations between the Ottoman and Christian worlds, characterized by both conflict and complex interdependence. The result of years of archival detective work, Agents of Empire brings to life a vibrant moment in European and Ottoman history, challenging our assumptions about their supposed differences. Malcolm's book guides us through the exchanges between East and West, Venetians and the Ottomans, and tells a story of worlds colliding with and transforming one another"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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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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Note
"First published in Great Britain by Penguin Random House UK"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-577) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Ulcinj, Albania and two empires -- Three families -- Antonio Bruti in the service of Venice -- Giovanni Bruni in the service of God -- Gasparo Bruni and the knights of Malta -- Galleys and geopolitics -- Rebellion and Ottoman Conquest -- The Lepanto campaign -- War, peace and Ottoman resurgence -- The Brutis and Brunis inIstria -- Bartolomeo Bruti and the prisoner exchange -- Espionage and sabotage in Istanbul -- Secret diplomacy and the Grand Vizier -- Sinan Pasha and the Moldavian venture -- Gasparo Bruni and the Huguenot War -- Antonio Bruni and the Jesuits -- Moldavia, Tatars and Cossacks -- Bartolomeo Bruti in power -- Cristoforo Bruti and the Dragoman Dynasty -- The exiled Voivod and his counsellor -- Habsburg-Ottoman War and Balkan rebellion -- Pasquale 'Bruti' and his peace mission -- Epilogue: The legacy: Antonio Bruni's treatise
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sky2ocm75224230
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 604 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241003893
Lccn
2015004124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables
Label
Agents of empire : knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world, Noel Malcolm
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Penguin Random House UK"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-577) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Ulcinj, Albania and two empires -- Three families -- Antonio Bruti in the service of Venice -- Giovanni Bruni in the service of God -- Gasparo Bruni and the knights of Malta -- Galleys and geopolitics -- Rebellion and Ottoman Conquest -- The Lepanto campaign -- War, peace and Ottoman resurgence -- The Brutis and Brunis inIstria -- Bartolomeo Bruti and the prisoner exchange -- Espionage and sabotage in Istanbul -- Secret diplomacy and the Grand Vizier -- Sinan Pasha and the Moldavian venture -- Gasparo Bruni and the Huguenot War -- Antonio Bruni and the Jesuits -- Moldavia, Tatars and Cossacks -- Bartolomeo Bruti in power -- Cristoforo Bruti and the Dragoman Dynasty -- The exiled Voivod and his counsellor -- Habsburg-Ottoman War and Balkan rebellion -- Pasquale 'Bruti' and his peace mission -- Epilogue: The legacy: Antonio Bruni's treatise
Control code
sky2ocm75224230
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 604 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241003893
Lccn
2015004124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables

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