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  • Hardcover
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  • Agents of Empire
  • Noel Malcolm
  • English
  • 19 September 2020
  • 9780241003893

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review Agents of Empire Agents of Empire review ☆ 3 Noel Malcolm ½ 3 review Ade He describes the conflicting strategies of the Christian powers and the extraordinarily ambitious plans of the sultans and their viziers Few works since Fernand Braudel's classic account of the sixteenth century Mediterranean published than sixty years ago have ranged so widely through this vital period of Mediterranean and European history A masterpiece of scholarship as well as story telling Agents of Empire builds up a panoramic picture both of Western power politics and of the interrelations between the Christian and Ottoman worlds. A really excellent piece of well researched popular history this book s focus on the personal histories of the members of two intertwined late 16th century Albanian families raises it from what could have easily been a dull political history of the Eastern Mediterranean into a fascinating and engaging story of actual peopleThe lives chronicled are not those of Popes and Emperors but of three generations of minor nobles from the small town of Ulcinj who are are nonetheless involved in some of the most significant events of the century A knight of Malta at the battle of Lepanto who later fought Huguenots in France an Archbishop at the council of Trent and a diplomatspy at the Ottoman court are but a few of the related individuals featured By focusing on these personal stories the book gives a sense of how macro historical events impact the lives of those not important enough to figure in the grand historical narrative the conuest of Ulcinj by the Ottomans for example is no long a mere historical footnote but a dramatic and life changing moment for the town s exiled survivorsThe book provides ample context throughout for the lay reader I had few problems following the narrative even given my pretty patchy knowledge of Renaissanceearly modern Europe which only occasionally veers towards the overly dry but shines brightest when it is following the members of the Bruni and Bruti families As somebody used to working with the material possessions of sadly largely anonymous Iron AgeRoman people I found the level of detail that could be derived about the lives of the Brunis and Brutis from the surviving letters and records often astonishing especially given the author s assertion that almost none of the family members had received any previous historical attentionWould definitely recommend to anybody who is interested in 16th century VeniceOttoman Empire and wants something engaging than your standard historical overview The Laughing Buddha Zen and the Comic Spirit ranged so widely through this vital period of Mediterranean and European history A masterpiece of scholarship as well as story telling Agents of Empire builds up a panoramic picture both of Western power politics and of the interrelations between the Christian and Ottoman worlds. A The Shadows Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #13 really excellent piece of well Nation as Mother researched popular history this book s focus on the personal histories of the members of two intertwined late 16th century Albanian families Provenzalische Verwicklungen raises it from what could have easily been a dull political history of the Eastern Mediterranean into a fascinating and engaging story of actual peopleThe lives chronicled are not those of Popes and Emperors but of three generations of minor nobles from the small town of Ulcinj who are are nonetheless involved in some of the most significant events of the century A knight of Malta at the battle of Lepanto who later fought Huguenots in France an Archbishop at the council of Trent and a diplomatspy at the Ottoman court are but a few of the Things to leave behind related individuals featured By focusing on these personal stories the book gives a sense of how macro historical events impact the lives of those not important enough to figure in the grand historical narrative the conuest of Ulcinj by the Ottomans for example is no long a mere historical footnote but a dramatic and life changing moment for the town s exiled survivorsThe book provides ample context throughout for the lay Lover Awakened Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #3 reader I had few problems following the narrative even given my pretty patchy knowledge of Renaissanceearly modern Europe which only occasionally veers towards the overly dry but shines brightest when it is following the members of the Bruni and Bruti families As somebody used to working with the material possessions of sadly largely anonymous Iron AgeRoman people I found the level of detail that could be derived about the lives of the Brunis and Brutis from the surviving letters and The Stench records often astonishing especially given the author s assertion that almost none of the family members had The Life Tree Poems received any previous historical attentionWould definitely The Painter recommend to anybody who is interested in 16th century VeniceOttoman Empire and wants something engaging than your standard historical overview

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review Agents of Empire Agents of Empire review ☆ 3 Noel Malcolm ½ 3 review Lmost all of them previously invisible to history They include an archbishop in the Balkans the captain of the papal flagship at the battle of Lepanto the power behind the throne in the Ottoman province of Moldavia and a dragoman interpreter at the Venetian embassy in Istanbul Through the life stories of three generations of Brunis and Brutis Noel Malcolm casts the world between Venice Rome and the Ottoman Empire in a fresh light illuminating subjects as diverse as espionage anti Ottoman rebellion diplomacy slave ransoming and the grain tr. Couldn t finish this one in the three weeks the library allots but loved it anyway This is history for the layperson served up with lots of context not a lot of detail but enough minutiae to keep me amused The people of the Adriatic coastal regions used fluid nationalities religions and languages to survive a rapidly changing world and revolving allegiances The book focuses on two Albanian families mostly fixers whose shrewd maneuvering and strategic alliances including marriages guaranteed them stability and prestige Tracking Globalization rebellion diplomacy slave The Laughing Buddha Zen and the Comic Spirit regions used fluid nationalities The Shadows Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #13 religions and languages to survive a Nation as Mother rapidly changing world and Provenzalische Verwicklungen revolving allegiances The book focuses on two Albanian families mostly fixers whose shrewd maneuvering and strategic alliances including marriages guaranteed them stability and prestige

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review Agents of Empire Agents of Empire review ☆ 3 Noel Malcolm ½ 3 review In the sixteenth century the Christian states of Western Europe were on the defensive against a Muslim superpower the Empire of the Ottoman sultans There was violent conflict from raiding and corsairing to large scale warfare but there were also many kinds of peaceful interaction across the surprisingly porous frontiers of these opposing power blocs Agents of Empire describes the paths taken through the eastern Mediterranean and its European hinterland by members of two closely related Venetian Albanian families the Brunis and the Brutis a. A Masterpiece Agents of Empire through the story of two Albanian families Bruti and Bruni describes the lifestyle of XVI century in Mediterranean world Commerce of grain construction of galleys exchange of slaves espionage and diplomacy are only some topics that make reader revive that eraIn a clash between Ottoman Empire and Christendom Albanians found themselves stranded struggling managing their lives and writing their own history of Europe from France to MoldovaA tremendous research work of archives thoroughly assembled in a hybrid history book and novel based on a true story