Italy and the European Powers: The Impact of War, 1500-1530

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This is an examination of the impact of the crucial central phase of the Italian Wars on the society, politics and culture of Italy, and how the experience of these campaigns and their consequences affected the combatants and the way they saw Italy and the Italians. The essays cover a broad range of subjects from fortifications and military organization to civic and royal ritual, music and musicians to universities, political society and diplomacy to the history of ideas. ...
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Overview

This is an examination of the impact of the crucial central phase of the Italian Wars on the society, politics and culture of Italy, and how the experience of these campaigns and their consequences affected the combatants and the way they saw Italy and the Italians. The essays cover a broad range of subjects from fortifications and military organization to civic and royal ritual, music and musicians to universities, political society and diplomacy to the history of ideas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004151635
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Series: History of Warfare Series , #38
  • Pages: 336

Meet the Author

Christine Shaw, D.Phil. (1983), University of Oxford, is a Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge. She has published extensively on the political history of Renaissance Italy, including The Politics of Exile in Renaissance Italy (2000).
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Table of Contents

Preface, Christine Shaw
Abbreviations
List of Contributors

ITALY AS A THEATRE OF WAR
The transformation of war, 1494–1530, Michael Mallett
Hommes de guerre et Gens de finance: The inquest on the French defeat in Naples 1503–4, Atis Antonovics
The face of the siege: Fortification, tactics and strategy in the early Italian Wars, Simon Pepper
Loreto, Leo X and the fortifications on the Adriatic coast against the Infidel, Eva Renzulli

INDEPENDENT ITALY AND THE WARS
The ending of the Duchy of Camerino, John Law
Political allegiances and political structures in the writings of Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini, H. C. Butters
The Papacy and the European powers, Christine Shaw

OCCUPATION AND FOREIGN RULE
Ferdinand the Catholic and the Kingdom of Naples, David Abulafia
Milan during the Italian Wars (1499–1529): Experiments in representation and definitions of citizenship, Letizia Arcangeli
A question of sovereignty: France and Genoa, 1494–1528, George L. Gorse

THE CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS OF CONQUEST AND ASSIMILATION
Arms and letters: The crisis of courtly culture in the Wars of Italy, John M. Najemy
Visions of war in the ‘terrestrial paradise’. Images of Italy in early sixteenth-century French texts, Nicole Hochner
Cardinals and courtesans: Secular music in Rome, 1500–1520, William F. Prizer
Music and crisis in Florence and Rome, 1527–30, Iain Fenlon
Italian universities and the Wars of Italy, Jonathan Davies

Index

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