The Politics of Exile in Renaissance Italy

The Politics of Exile in Renaissance Italy

by Christine Shaw
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521037662

ISBN-13: 9780521037662

Pub. Date: 09/03/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Political exiles were a prominent feature of political life during the Renaissance, 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

Overview

Political exiles were a prominent feature of political life during the Renaissance, 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. It also provides fresh perspectives on the nature and power of governments during this period, 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 fortune; 1. Into exile; 2. The justice of exile; 3. Places of exile; 4. Life in exile; 5. Keeping track; 6. Finding friends; 7. Going home; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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