Italy from 1494 to 1790 (Cambridge Historical Series)
By: H. M. Vernon (author)Paperback
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Originally published in 1909, as part of the Cambridge Historical Series, this book presents a detailed account of the main events and key phases in Italian history between 1494 and 1790. The text is divided into three main parts, with some overlaps: part one covers 1494 to 1559; part two covers 1559 to 1700; part three covers 1690 to 1790. The first part is treated as an introduction to the final two parts, which discuss relatively neglected periods of Italian history. A detailed bibliography is also included. This is a highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in historiography and perspectives on Italian history.
Preface; Part I. 1494-1559: 1. Introduction - the Italian states in 1494; 2. The invasion of Italy; 3. The growth of Spanish power in Italy; 4. The consolidation of the Spanish power in Italy; 5. Social, intellectual and religious history from 1492 to 1559; Part II. 1559-1700: 1. The Spanish hegemony: 1559-1601; 2. Venice and the Turks; 3. Internal politics and administration: 1559-1700; 4. The revival of French influence in Italy: 1601-42; 5. Italy, Mazarin and Louis XIV: 1642-90; 6. Social and intellectual history: 1559-1700; Part III. 1690-1790: 1. The wars of 1690-1714; 2. Diplomacy and war in Italy: 1714-69; 3. Internal politics and administration: 1700-92; 4. Society, literature and art in the eighteenth century; Bibliography; Index.
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