Description - The Italian Wars 1494-1559 by Michael Edward Mallett
The Italian Wars of 1494-1559, in which France and Spain battled for control of the Italian peninsula, had a major impact on the whole of Renaissance Europe. This important text combines analysis of developments in military strategy and the tactical use of firearms with consideration of the social and economic context and the reactions of Italians of all social classes to the social and cultural changes wrought by the wars.
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Author Biography - Michael Edward Mallett
The late Michael Mallett was Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Warwick and a distinguished historian of fifteenth- and sixteenth century Italy. His books included Mercenaries and their Masters: Warfare in Renaissance Italy (1974), and (with J.R.Hale) The Military Organization of a Renaissance State: Venice c.1400 to 1617 (1984).Christine Shaw has published extensively on the political and military society of Renaissance Italy. Her books include Julius II: The Warrior Pope (1993), The Politics of Exile in Renaissance Italy (2000), and (as editor) Italyand the European Powers: The Impact of War 1500-1530 (2006).