The Politics of Exile in Renaissance Italy

The Politics of Exile in Renaissance Italy

by Christine Shaw
     
 

Political exiles were a prominent feature of political life in Renaissance Italy, often a source of intense concern to the states from which they were banished, and a ready instrument for governments wishing to intervene in the affairs of their rivals and enemies. This book provides the first systematic analysis of the role of exiles in the political life of… See more details below

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Political exiles were a prominent feature of political life in Renaissance Italy, often a source of intense concern to the states from which they were banished, and a ready instrument for governments wishing to intervene in the affairs of their rivals and enemies. This book provides the first systematic analysis of the role of exiles in the political life of fifteenth-century Italy." "The main focus is on the experiences and reactions of the exiles, and on how Italian states dealt with their own exiles and those of other powers." "Such a detailed study of the phenomenon of exile also provides fresh perspectives on the nature and power of governments in fifteenth-century Italy, and on ideas about the legitimacy of political authority and political action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521037662
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/03/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction: The wheel of fortune1
1Into exile5
2The justice of exile55
3Places of exile87
4Life in exile110
5Keeping track143
6Finding friends172
7Going home203
Conclusion234
Bibliography240
Index247

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