Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

by Jane Black
     
 

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Jane Black shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and emperor, was seized, exploited, and eventually relinquished, by the ruling Milanese dynasties. Lawyers supported the free use of absolute power at first, but both sides realised that society could not function unless property and other rights were respected.

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Jane Black shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and emperor, was seized, exploited, and eventually relinquished, by the ruling Milanese dynasties. Lawyers supported the free use of absolute power at first, but both sides realised that society could not function unless property and other rights were respected.

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ISBN-13:
9780199565290
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/20/2009
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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