The Politics of Exile in Renaissance Italy

The Politics of Exile in Renaissance Italy

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Political 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.... he explained that I do not have any real property here, and so I need, by my profession and with much effort, to earn the ... Consequently, doctors earn more outside than inside, that is, within ten miles of here, places like Prato and Pescia, anbsp;...

Title:The Politics of Exile in Renaissance Italy
Author:Christine Shaw
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2000-03-23


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