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Table Of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables
1. The Republic Genoa in the Early Modern World
2. The Genoese and the Republic of Genoa
3. Public Galleys and Private Interests, 1559–1607
4. Diplomacy and the Rearmament Debate: The Weight of the Spanish Alliance, 1607–1640
5. The Lure of the World's Seas, 1640–1680
6. Galleons, Galleys, and the Free Port: Ships and Power in a Little Country
7. Conclusion: A Century of Ships and Paper
Appendix A: Operating Costs of "Free Galleys," 1646
Appendix B: Breakdown of Annual Operating
Expenses of a Mixed-Crew Galley, 1652