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Venice at its peak. Territorial Possessions. Used to be a maritime empire that controls territories along trading routes e.g . around the Mediterranean Sea. Important as they provided great galleys to restock their supplies without involving more costs. Stops allowed rest for the crewmen

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Territorial Possessions

  • Used to be a maritime empire that controls territories along trading routes e.g . around the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Important as they provided great galleys to restock their supplies without involving more costs.
  • Stops allowed rest for the crewmen
  • Territories capture from the Byzantine Empire strengthen its maritime power.
  • Venice ability to subdue piracy enabled it to have control over the Adriatic Sea.
  • Established its superior commercial power
  • Known as the Queen of the Adriatic Sea
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Social Transformation

  • A cosmopolitan city-state
  • Success of maritime trade made Venice wealthy and established.
  • This attracted foreign traders through the ease at which their business activities could be done.
  • Many of such merchants would later reside there.
  • However, Venice faced a shortage of manpower in manual occupations such as oarsmen.
  • This is made worst by the plague known as Black Death which reduce its population.
  • The government then attempted to salvage the situation by inviting skilled craftsmen who were provided with special incentives such as housing.
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Social Transformation

  • Artistic achievements
  • Outstanding achievements of the Venetians made it the centre of arts in Europe.
  • Artists and artisans created great art pieces that were enjoyed by many
  • Venice was known for its mosiac art which are found in many buildings there.
  • Was am attractive destination for those who embarked on the Grand Tour, which is a trip for nobles from other Eurpoean nations.
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Scientific and literary developments

  • As trade and indutries grew, Venetians were inspired by ideas from throughout the world.
  • Incresed interest in physics and medicine for example.
  • This attarcted nobles to enrol in popular courses such as
  • medicine.
  • The government provided funds to rope in professors which made the universitites more reputable.
  • Venetian professors also ventured overseas and teach the Venetians from what they experirenced.
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Economic prosperity

  • Venice trade encouraged its industrial development.
  • Items such as glass, bircks and soaps were made and these people who made them were paid handsomely
  • Guilds were also made to ensure job security and the qualtiy of goods produced.
  • As a result, Venetian goods were known for their qualtiy.
  • In turn resulted in increase in demand and trade.
  • Thus with more trade ties established, more income is obtained by the Venetians.
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