The Italian States on the Eve of the New Invasions 6

The Italian States on the Eve of the New Invasions Part 6

According to mysteryaround.com, the quarrelsome and suspicious lords, vassals or rebellious or discontented subjects looked not so much to those distant kings as to the nearest lord of France. The political conditions of the peninsula worsened. Relations between Venice and Milan, between Naples and Venice, and even more between Milan and Naples, that is Sforza and Aragonesi, […]

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The Italian States on the Eve of the New Invasions 4

The Italian States on the Eve of the New Invasions Part 4

Short peace: because in the kingdom the barons, irritated by the increasing taxes, persuaded that the opportunity was good after so much suffering of the king, conspired and rose up. The pope, following an old policy, helped them. And so yesterday’s allies against Venice became enemies again. Roberto Sanseverino, rebel against the king, leader of the Venetians, was […]

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The Italian States on the Eve of the New Invasions 3

The Italian States on the Eve of the New Invasions Part 3

According to globalsciencellc.com, the relations between these Italian states are the most uncertain, changeable, restless and turbid one can imagine. Unable to overwhelm themselves and therefore having come to a peace that had certain characteristics of a stable quasi-federal arrangement, supervised by the pontiff, they soon returned to compete and undermine each other, to create particular […]

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The Italian States on the Eve of the New Invasions 2

The Italian States on the Eve of the New Invasions Part 2

Nor was this just a southern phenomenon. Powerful and oppressive no less, the Sardinian barony, which can be said to be largely created by the Spanish conquest, from the 1300s onwards. Restless, rapacious, always aimed at internal wars and rebellions against the Genoese government, the Corsican nobility, whether of local or Pisan or Ligurian origin. In Romagna, then, […]

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The Italian States on the Eve of the New Invasions 1

The Italian States on the Eve of the New Invasions Part 1

According to itypeauto.com, the Italian states in this time have continued the work of internal organization which is, more or less, of all the states of Europe, in this phase of social and therefore institutional transformation, in the sense of greater state centralization, leveling of classes , suppression of particular “freedoms”, impulse of economic activities, […]

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Barbarian Kingdoms in Italy 3

Barbarian Kingdoms in Italy – The Lombard Conquest Part 3

According to threergroup.com, the approach was accentuated in the following years, when Aripert, a Catholic, ascended the throne; and the kingdom was again upset by factions and ambitions of dukes, vying to win followers even among the Romans. And meanwhile the popes continued in the policy initiated by Gregory the Great. The Catholic hierarchy was fulfilled then, in […]

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