The story of the Arsenal of Venice: techniques and institutions from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Rigorous philological study of the Republic's leading shipyard.
The long history of the Arsenal of the Republic of Venice, outlined as a meeting point of science, techniques and institutions in the shipyard of the Serenissima. The tale of its physical products and the multiple relationships of the shipyard with the Venetian urban structure, against the backdrop of the conflicts for naval control of the Mediterranean. The fine illustrations include land registry drawings, archival documents and period photographs of the complex.