This volume is the first attempt at a comparative reconstruction of the foreign policy and diplomacy of the major Italian states in the early modern period. The various contributions reveal the instruments and forms of foreign relations in the Italian peninsula. They also reveal through a range of case studies, including Venice, the Papal States, the duchy of Savoy, Florence (later the duchy of Tuscany), Mantua, Modena, and the kingdom of Naples, a new interpretation of the political history of early modern Italy.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of ContentsIntroduction: new perspectives on the diplomacy of Italian states in the early modern period Daniela Frigo; 1. Diplomacy and government in the Italian city-states of the fifteenth century: Florence and Venice Riccardo Fubini; 2. Aspects of Medicean diplomacy in the sixteenth century Alessandra Contini; 3. An outline of Vatican diplomacy in the early modern period Luca Riccardi; 4. Economic and social aspects of the crisis of Venetian diplomacy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Andrea Zannini; 5. 'Small states' and diplomacy: Mantua and Modena Daniela Frigo; 6. Neapolitan diplomacy in the eighteenth century: policy and the diplomatic apparatus Maria Grazia Maiorini; 7. Savoyard diplomacy in the eighteenth century (1684-1798) Christopher Storrs.