By R. J. B. Bosworth
During this dependent e-book Richard Bosworth explores Venice—not the wonderful Venice of the Venetian Republic, yet from the autumn of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up in the course of the latest. Bosworth seems on the glamour and squalor of the belle époque and the darkish underbelly of modernization, the 2 international wars, and the far-reaching oppressions of the fascist regime, via to the “Disneylandification” of Venice and the vacationer increase, the global consciousness of the biennale and movie competition, and present threats of subsidence and flooding posed by means of international warming. He attracts out significant themes—the more and more anachronistic yet deeply embedded Catholic Church, the 2 faces of modernization, consumerism as opposed to culture.
Bosworth interrogates not only Venice’s background yet its meanings, and the way the city’s earlier has been co-opted to fit current and infrequently ulterior goals. Venice, he indicates, is a urban the place its histories in addition to its waters ripple at the floor.
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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.
Italian Venice: A History by R. J. B. Bosworth