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Fifty years of failed plans: Venice, humanism, and the Turks (1453–1503)


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When Constantinople fell to the Turks in 1453, a group of Venetian humanists, who were both classical scholars and professional politicians, advocated a strong response. Most Venetian politicians, however, preferred to attempt to construct a Christian alliance that could collectively challenge the Ottomans. Over the next fifty years, as the Turkish threat worsened, and Venice's potential allies evaporated making the risks of confrontation more fearsome, Venice opted for appeasement—a decision that had grave and lasting consequences for Europe. My dissertation analyzes, from the vantage-points of intellectual, military, and diplomatic history, the problems faced by Venice over these fifty years.

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Subject
European history
Classification
0335: European history
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Humanism; Turks; Venice
Title
Fifty years of failed plans: Venice, humanism, and the Turks (1453–1503)
Author
Parry, Seth
Number of pages
666
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0046
Source
DAI-A 69/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549808916
Advisor
King, Margaret L.
Committee member
Remy, Steven; Roczniak, Wladyslaw; Rosenblatt, Helena; Troyansky, David
University/institution
City University of New York
Department
History
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3325457
ProQuest document ID
304675459
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304675459
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