By Dr Christine Shaw (It
The army the Aristocracy - "signori di castelli," lords of castles - shaped a big part of the society of Renaissance Italy, even supposing they've got frequently been skipped over by way of historians, or taken care of as an anomaly. In Barons and Castellans: the army the Aristocracy of Renaissance Italy, Christine Shaw offers the 1st comparative examine of "lords of castles," nice and small, all through Italy, interpreting their army and political value, and the way their roles replaced through the Italian Wars. Her major concentration is on their army assets and the way they deployed them in private and non-private wars, in pursuit in their personal pursuits and within the carrier of others, and on how their army weight affected their political status and effect.
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Napoleone could treat the vassals harshly too, as when he imprisoned some men of Bracciano in 1522 for selling grain on the orders of his stepmother Felice (Shaw, The Political Role, 66–8). Maria Antonietta Visceglia, ‘“Farsi imperiale”: faide familiari e identità politiche a Roma nel primo Cinquecento’, 496. 127 Castellans in southern Lombardy and Emilia also valued the willingness of their men to follow them and to fight for them, and were conscious that their side of the bargain was to offer protection in return.
Centuries of devotion of the people of Finale to the del Carretto were vitiated by the avarice and oppression of Alfonso II, and they rose up against him in 1558, considering even the government of Genoa preferable to his. 145 Neither the Doria nor the Spinola possessed any individual stronghold as important as Monaco or Finale. Their political weight in the Riviere and in Genoa was founded rather on the numbers of fighting men they could rally. , II, CIX-CXVI. , II, 627–32: Francesco Valenzuela to Charles V, 31 August 1533, Monaco.
AGonzaga, b. 872, cc. 35–8: Capino de Capo to Gian Giacomo Calandra, 17, 20 Nov. 1526, Cave. , b. 1911, c. 91, 93: Nino to Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga, 13, 14 Mar. 1541, Rome. AGSimancas, Estado, leg. 103: Pedro de Toledo to Charles V, 18 Apr. (1541). 89 After Paul’s death, Ascanio recovered his lands and Paliano was fortified once again, only for his lands to be confiscated by the Caraffa pope, Paul IV. One papal nephew was made duca di Paliano in 1556, another marchese di Cave. Ascanio’s son, Marcantonio was able to get possession of his estates after Paul IV died, but had to wait before he was given Paliano back.
Barons and Castellans: The Military Nobility of Renaissance Italy by Dr Christine Shaw (It