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"Hic sunt leones" : défendre l'empire vénitien, 1453-1503

Abstract : This research is based on a study of the military organization of the Stado da Mar, the maritime territories of the Venetian empire, during the second half of the XVth century. For most of the period, the Republic of Venice is fighting two wars against the Ottoman empire which end with territorial looses for Venice. We have analysed the cooperation of the three tools of the Stato da Mar’s defence – the garrisons, the war fleet and the stradiots (light mounted soldiers with Balkan origins) – and the Venetian leaders attempts to challenge and struggle with the Ottomans. We have insisted on the protagonists of the war, to show a less vertical vision of the Stato da Mar’s defence organization, using for this purpose public letters, few studied by historians until now. Friuli, region that belongs to the italian part of the empire, has been added in the analysis because its population suffers ottoman attacks during the period and because of the exceptional preservation of documents dealing with his perception of Venetian-Ottoman wars and his relationship with the venetian army soldiers.
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Sébastien Mazou. "Hic sunt leones" : défendre l'empire vénitien, 1453-1503. Histoire. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II; Università degli studi (Padoue, Italie), 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018TOU20023⟩. ⟨tel-03221281⟩



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