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

Jane Black

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565290
eISBN:
9780191721861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565290.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This volume charts the rise and decline of absolutism in Milan from the early fourteenth to the early sixteenth century. The study shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and ... More


Introduction: Empire and Humanism

Alexander Lee

in Humanism and Empire: The Imperial Ideal in Fourteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199675159
eISBN:
9780191753107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675159.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

Although the humanists greeted the revival of imperial aspirations in Northern Italy with unvarnished enthusiasm, their conception of Empire has been treated rather dismissively in scholarly ... More


Communes, <i>Signori</i>, and Empire: (.1260–.1335)

Alexander Lee

in Humanism and Empire: The Imperial Ideal in Fourteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199675159
eISBN:
9780191753107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675159.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

In the sixth canto of the Purgatorio, Dante Alighieri lamented the pitiable condition of Italy. Though once the donna di provincie, it was now the ‘dwelling place of sorrow’. Bereft of peace, its ... More


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