Venetian Butrint [Paperback]

A. Crowson (Author)

ISBN: 9780953555642 | Published by: Butrint Foundation | Year of Publication: 2007 | Language: English 96p, H230 x W160 (mm) 15 b/w and 79 col illus

Venetian Butrint


In 1386 Butrint, together with the island of Corfu, was purchased by the Republic of Venice as part of the all-important trade routes through the Adriatic. This splendidly illustrated book investigates one of the most fascinating aspects of European history: its post-Byzantine structure and the meeting with the Islamic world. Seen from the point of view of the Venetian enclave at Butrint, the archaeology, landscape and fortifications provide an engaging view of this complex period. The book is the first in a new series on Butrint, investigating aspects of the rich history and material culture of the ancient city. In English and Albanian.

Table of Contents

The protector and right eye of Corfu; Between east and west: the Acropolis Castle and defensive wall circuits; Venetian and Ottoman relations; Venetian military architecture: the Triangular Fortress and the Venetian Tower; Protecting the fisheries; The end of the Venetian enclave; After the enclave: Ali Pasha, Lion of Ioannina; A valued and valuable colony; Chronological table; Glossary; Select bibliography.

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