Georg Christ is a senior lecturer in medieval and early modern history at the University of Manchester, UK, and a general staff officer in the Swiss Army. His work focuses on relations between Venice and the Mamluk Empire including the role of diasporas in transmediterranean connectivity.
Books by Georg Christ
Interviews with Georg Christ
Venice: A Documentary History 1450-1630
by Brian Pullan & David Chambers
The Military Organization of a Renaissance State: Venice 1400-1617
by John Rigby Hale & Michael E. Mallett
Venice: A Maritime Republic
by Frederic Chapin Lane
Venice: the Hinge of Europe
by William McNeill
The Venetian Empire: A Sea Voyage
by Jan Morris
The Venetian Republic was one of the mightiest empires of early modern Europe, with its Terraferma dominions on land and a maritime empire, the Stato da Màr, that stretched across the Mediterranean. Its unique strength lay in long-distance trade and, as historian Georg Christ explains, in some ways, it resembled a company more than a state. Here, he recommends books to better understand the Venetian empire, what it was and how it grew.