The Politics of Exile in Renaissance Italy
By (author) Christine Shaw
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Politics of Exile in Renaissance Italy by Christine Shaw
Book DescriptionPolitical 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, first published in 2000, provides a 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. Siena, notorious in the 1480s for the numbers of her citizens in exile, is used as the model with which other cities are compared. Such a detailed study of the phenomenon of exile also provides alternative perspectives on the nature and power of governments in fifteenth-century Italy, and on ideas about the legitimacy of political authority and political action.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521663250
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A systematic analysis of the role of exiles in the political life of fifteenth-century Italy, first published in 2000.
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