Outline History of Italy from the Fall of the Western Empire

Outline History of Italy from the Fall of the Western Empire (Paperback)

By Elizabeth Missing Sewell 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 1150979569
EAN: 9781150979569
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 164
Publish Date: 2010-3-30
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. A.d. 1435-1491. The political affairs of Italy may be said to have been now almost entirely in the hands of the Condottieri. When one leader died, another rose, and wars were protracted for an indefinite period; but they were not as fatal as the wars of the present day. The armour in use was so strong, and the instruments of warfare, especially cannon, were so imperfect, that the soldiers were protected from the blows aimed at them; whilst the leaders spared life as often as they could, and after taking away the arms of their prisoners restored them to liberty. The military talent of the first Sforza descended Milan, to his son Francesco; and the rivalry between his followers, and those taking part with the successor of Braccio, continued, and was fostered by the Duke of Milan, Filippo Maria, who desired to have both leaders ready for his service. Francesco Sforza was young and ambitious, and FranFilippo Maria gave him reason to believe that he cesco would bestow on him the hand of his daughter. SrzaBut the fulfilment of the hope was delayed; and Francesco grew weary of waiting, and at length abandoned the Duke's service. Then Filippo Maria took alarm, and consented to the marriage; but he refused the dowry; and Francesco, in great indignation, forthwith gave his services to the Venetians and Florentines, who had recently declared war against the Duke of Milan. But just 1447. at this time, Filippo Maria died (1447); and as he had no legitimate son to succeed him, the House of Visconti, which had ruled Milan for about 150 years, came to an end. Thus a way was made for the ambition of Francesco Sforza. The throne of Milan was vacant; and he was the husband of the late Duke's daughter. It was a claim which might reasonably have been brought for...
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Title: Outline History of Italy from the Fall of the Western Empire
Publisher: General Books
Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 1150979569
EAN: 9781150979569
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 164
Publish Date: 2010-3-30
Binding: Paperback

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