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The Venetian government exerted strict controls over shipping and trade, organizing convoys of armed galleys to protect the fleets of merchant vessels, whether merchant galleys or round ships BYZANTINE 31 powered by sail. Each merchant ship, however, was financed not by the state but by a private individual, or by a patrician family acting in a partnership of brothers known as a fraternal The merchants could, if necessary, raise the money to finance a voyage by borrowing from other individuals, a system that allowed the owners of capital to spread their resources, to protect themselves against the loss of a ship through piracy, storms or war. The result of this efficiently run system of mercantile activity was that, by the thirteenth century, the more fortunate Venetians were becoming rather wealthy. It was these rich patrician merchants who now found themselves with the resources to build family palaces. Veneto-Byzantine Palaces The exact form of the earliest Venetian palaces is debatable, for those that survive have undergone centuries of alterations and embellishments. Moreover, there were many variations in the layout of the dwellings of the early settlers, on their scattered marshy islands separated by expanses of water. It will become clear, however, that they had little in common with the tall stone towers that the Italian nobility were erecting in other Italian cities. The construction of high buildings was hazardous in Venice because of the soft and constantly shifting nature of the terrain. The loss of a large number of the church campanili through the centuries is evidence for this, the collapse of the campanile of San Marco in 1902 being certainly the most dramatic example.
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