416 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 6 halftones, 3 maps, 13 tables, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4992-7
Published: September 2001
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6128-8
Published: November 2000
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Awards & distinctions
A 1997 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
About the Author
Steven A. Epstein is professor of history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His books include Wage Labor and Guilds in Medieval Europe and Speaking of Slavery: Color, Ethnicity, and Human Bondage in Italy.
For more information about Steven A. Epstein, visit the Author Page.
"This book has much to offer specialists in Italian history and students of the medieval city in general."--Speculum
"A learned and intriguing book that touches on issues central to our understanding of the economic history of Genoa. Equally important, it touches upon issues central to our understanding of the rise and economic transformation of the European economy from the medieval period to modern times. . . . It is necessary reading for anyone interested in getting a better view of the historical evolution of the European economy and polity."--Journal of Economic History
"A milestone in medieval Italian history. . . . This book is a must read for specialists of medieval and early modern Italy, and highly recommendable to anyone interested in the period."--Sixteenth Century Journal
"This book fills a gaping hole in the literature on medieval and Renaissance Italy, at long last giving its due to a city-state that played a central role in the political and economic history of the Mediterranean. Genoa's history is notoriously intricate, but Steven Epstein has produced order out of chaos; this is a work of lasting value, thoughtful, scholarly, and also readable."--David Abulafia, Cambridge University
"A full-length, English-written history of medieval Genoa has been a desideratum for a very long time. In his Genoa and the Genoese, Steven Epstein valiantly sets out to fill this gap. His overall success is remarkable. . . . Genoa and the Genoese holds the promise of becoming the history of medieval Genoa in the foreseeable future."--Benjamin Z. Kedar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem