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By David Abulafia

The French invasion of Italy less than Charles VIII in 1494-95 has lengthy been obvious as inaugurating a brand new and wretched period in Italian heritage. the current quantity, the paintings of a world workforce of participants, seeks to question that assumption by means of focusing anew at the tricky politics of Renaissance Italy and the lengthy background of Angevin makes an attempt to impose their rule in southern Italy. It used to be later invasions, it really is argued, that did so much to reshape the politics of the Italian peninsula. those reports additionally examine social and fiscal results of the French invasion, in addition to its cultural elements, now not least the impression of Renaissance tradition in France itself. Combining survey papers and examine articles, this quantity offers a brand new advent to the heritage of past due 15th-century Italy. The appendix, directory the Ilardi choice of microfilms, also will supply a useful consultant to the diplomatic heritage of the era.

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