The Italian Wars

This volume, The Italian Wars Volume 1. The expedition of Charles VIII into Italy and the Battle of Fornovo, offers an accurate analysis of every frantic stage of the battle.

The Italian Wars

Author: Predonzani Massimo

Publisher: Retinue to Regiment

ISBN: 9781912866526

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On 6 July 1495 a sudden gunshot came from the right bank of the Taro River in the Gerola Valley, near Fornovo (not far from Parma); shortly afterwards a sky full of clouds unleashed its fury on a wretched battlefield. That gunshot kicked off a battle which changed warfare and represented the starting point of a raging conflict known as the Italian Wars.Francesco II Gonzaga, a brave commander and leader of the League, challenged the fury of the flooding Taro River in a clash against Charles VIII, a contemptuous king who ravaged the peninsula from Piedmont to Campania and spread terror wherever his terrible mercenaries set foot.This volume, The Italian Wars Volume 1. The expedition of Charles VIII into Italy and the Battle of Fornovo, offers an accurate analysis of every frantic stage of the battle.The reader will be transported into the heart of battle and exposed to the rumble of thunder and the clash of arms. They will see how the encounter wore out both sides, leading the opponents to an unclear resolution: both armies claimed victory.The text offers a detailed description of the composition of the armies, the weapons, and the armour, as well as of the heraldry borne by captains and shown on standards. Such analysis is based on the authors' research on Italian and French contemporary documents and pictures. Wonderful painted illustrations are shown on charts, thus delivering an immediate and clear overview of the men and the colours on the battlefield.

The Italian Wars Volume 2

An account of the actions that followed the formation of the League of Cambrai in 1508.

The Italian Wars Volume 2

Author: Massimo Predonzani

Publisher: Retinue to Regiment

ISBN: 9781913118808

Page: 156

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An account of the actions that followed the formation of the League of Cambrai in 1508.

Rome s Italian Wars

The complete Livy in English, available in five volumes from Oxford World's Classics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe.

Rome s Italian Wars

Author: Livy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191640832

Page: 448

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'People have it in their minds that he would have been a match for Alexander, had Alexander turned his arms on Europe.' So Livy characterizes Papirius Cursor, one of Rome's famous generals in the fourth century BC. In Books 6 to 10 of his monumental history of Rome, Livy deals with the period in which Rome recovered from its Gallic disaster to impose mastery over almost the entire Italian peninsula in a series of ever greater wars. Along with Papirius, Livy paints vivid portraits of other notable figures, such as Camillus, who rescued the city from its Gallic captors in 390, young Manlius Torquatus, victor in a David-versus-Goliath duel with a Gallic chieftain, and Appius Claudius who built Rome's first major highway, the Appian Way. Livy's blend of factual narrative and imaginative recreation brings to life a critical era for the rise of Rome, and Books 6 to 10 of his work are the one complete account we have, as the city passes from myth and legend into the increasing light of reliable history. John Yardley's fluent translation is accompanied by an introduction and notes that set Livy in the context of Roman historiography. The complete Livy in English, available in five volumes from Oxford World's Classics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Italian Wars 1494 1559

Fully updated and containing a range of maps as well as a brand-new chapter on propaganda and images of war, this second edition is essential reading for students of Renaissance and military history.

The Italian Wars 1494 1559

Author: Christine Shaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781138739048

Page: 408

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Previous edition: The Italian Wars, 1494-1559: War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe, by M. Mallett and Christine Shaw.

Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848 70 1

This book is also dedicated to the memory of all the brave soldiers and ... armies which fought in the three Italian Wars of Unification; the second volume ...

Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848   70  1

Author: Gabriele Esposito

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472819500

Page: 48

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In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression' – not a country, but a patchwork of states, divided between the Austrian-occupied north, and a Spanish-descended Bourbon monarchy, who ruled the south from Naples. Two decades later, it was a nation united under a single king and government, thanks largely to the efforts of the Kings of Sardinia and Piedmont, and the revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi. This book, the first of a two-part series on the armies that fought in the Italian Wars of Unification, examines the Piedmontese and Neapolitan armies that fought in the north and south of the peninsula. Illustrated with prints, early photos and detailed commissioned artwork, this book explores the history, organization, and appearance of the armies that fought to unite the Italian peninsula under one flag.

The Italian Wars Volume 3

The French king and many of his nobles were prisoner of the enemy.Seen as one of the most significant battles in history, Pavia was to be the decisive battle of what became known as the Italian Wars, a series of conflicts that for almost ...

The Italian Wars Volume 3

Author: Massimo Predonzani

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781914059667

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In the early hours of the 24th of February 1525, under the walls of the city of Pavia, the best Imperial fought against one of the largest French armies every to have invade the Italian states. Armies led by the young Francis I of France and the Emperor Charles V fought for the coveted prize of the Duchy of Milan. By the end of the fighting, the renowned Black Legion had been wiped out and the cream of the French heavy cavalry had been destroyed, by the massed ranks of drilled and disciplined Spanish arquebusiers. The French king and many of his nobles were prisoner of the enemy.Seen as one of the most significant battles in history, Pavia was to be the decisive battle of what became known as the Italian Wars, a series of conflicts that for almost thirty years raged the length of the peninsula, fought by Europe's most powerful states.The defeat of the French Gendarmes at Pavia would signal the end of the dominance of heavy cavalry on the battlefield and the rise of the professional infantry soldier using increasingly proficient firearms in ever greater numbers.In this third volume of the series, the events that led to the decisive battle of Pavia, from the Peace of Noyon in 1516 to the fateful day are examined. The phases of the battle have been reconstructed and described in detail, comparing the many and varied accounts, whilst the site of the battle is examined for evidence of the fighting.The armies and troops that fought at the battle are also examined in detail, as are their leaders.The authors also devote an important section of the book to the heraldry of the armies. Coats of Arms, heraldic devices and flags the colors used are examined and reconstructed from original images and French, Spanish, and Italian sources. The culmination of this groundbreaking research is the creation of 8 specially commissioned original color plates depicting the clothing, equipment, flags and heraldic devices of the armies at Pavia.

Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848 70 1

This book, the first of a two-part series on the armies that fought in the Italian Wars of Unification, examines the Piedmontese and Neapolitan armies that fought in the north and south of the peninsula.

Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848   70  1

Author: Gabriele Esposito

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472819519

Page: 48

View: 605

In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression' – not a country, but a patchwork of states, divided between the Austrian-occupied north, and a Spanish-descended Bourbon monarchy, who ruled the south from Naples. Two decades later, it was a nation united under a single king and government, thanks largely to the efforts of the Kings of Sardinia and Piedmont, and the revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi. This book, the first of a two-part series on the armies that fought in the Italian Wars of Unification, examines the Piedmontese and Neapolitan armies that fought in the north and south of the peninsula. Illustrated with prints, early photos and detailed commissioned artwork, this book explores the history, organization, and appearance of the armies that fought to unite the Italian peninsula under one flag.

The Balkans 1940 41 1

The first of two volumes examining the Axis campaigns in the Balkans, this book offers a detailed overview of the Italian and Greek armies, their fighting power, and the terrain in which they fought.

The Balkans 1940   41  1

Author: Pier Paolo Battistelli

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472842588

Page: 96

View: 331

In the wake of Italy's rapid annexation of Albania in April 1940, Mussolini's decision to attack Greece in October that year is widely acknowledged as a fatal mistake, leading to a domestic crisis and to the collapse of Italy's reputation as a military power (re-emphasized by the Italian defeat in North Africa in December 1940). The Italian assault on Greece came to a stalemate in less than a fortnight, and was followed a week later by a Greek counter-offensive that broke through the Italian defences before advancing into Albania, forcing the Italian forces to withdraw north before grinding to a half in January 1941 due to logistical issues. Eventually, the Italians took advantage of this brief hiatus to reorganize and prepare a counteroffensive, the failure of which marked the end of the first stage of the Axis Balkan campaign. The first of two volumes examining the Axis campaigns in the Balkans, this book offers a detailed overview of the Italian and Greek armies, their fighting power, and the terrain in which they fought. Complimented by rarely seen images and full colour illustrations, it shows how expectations of an easy Italian victory quickly turned into one of Mussolini's greatest blunders.

The White War

Describes the battles fought along the mountainous border lining Italy and Austria during World War I, including the role of the Allied forces, Italy's charismatic commanders, and how the war impacted Italy's political future.

The White War

Author: Mark Thompson

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: 0465020372

Page: 488

View: 831

Describes the battles fought along the mountainous border lining Italy and Austria during World War I, including the role of the Allied forces, Italy's charismatic commanders, and how the war impacted Italy's political future.

Milan Undone

Exiles plotted to claw back what they had lost. Milan Undone is a rich and detailed story of harrowing events, but it is more than that.

Milan Undone

Author: John Gagné

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674249917

Page: 352

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A new history of how one of the Renaissance’s preeminent cities lost its independence in the Italian Wars. In 1499, the duchy of Milan had known independence for one hundred years. But the turn of the sixteenth century saw the city battered by the Italian Wars. As the major powers of Europe battled for supremacy, Milan, viewed by contemporaries as the “key to Italy,” found itself wracked by a tug-of-war between French claimants and its ruling Sforza family. In just thirty years, the city endured nine changes of government before falling under three centuries of Habsburg dominion. John Gagné offers a new history of Milan’s demise as a sovereign state. His focus is not on the successive wars themselves but on the social disruption that resulted. Amid the political whiplash, the structures of not only government but also daily life broke down. The very meanings of time, space, and dynasty—and their importance to political authority—were rewritten. While the feudal relationships that formed the basis of property rights and the rule of law were shattered, refugees spread across the region. Exiles plotted to claw back what they had lost. Milan Undone is a rich and detailed story of harrowing events, but it is more than that. Gagné asks us to rethink the political legacy of the Renaissance: the cradle of the modern nation-state was also the deathbed of one of its most sophisticated precursors. In its wake came a kind of reversion—not self-rule but chaos and empire.

Freedom and the Construction of Europe Volume 1 Religious Freedom and Civil Liberty

The 'longed for', 'golden' ambrosiana libertas, initially embraced with enthusiasm by the Milanese, unravelled under the combined pressure of war and ...

Freedom and the Construction of Europe  Volume 1  Religious Freedom and Civil Liberty

Author: Quentin Skinner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107311403

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Freedom, today perceived simply as a human right, was a continually contested idea in the early modern period. In Freedom and the Construction of Europe an international group of scholars explore the richness, diversity and complexity of thinking about freedom in the shaping of modernity. Volume 1 examines debates about religious and constitutional liberties, as well as exploring the tensions between free will and divine omnipotence across a continent of proliferating religious denominations. Debates about freedom have been fundamental to the construction of modern Europe, but represent a part of our intellectual heritage that is rarely examined in depth. These volumes provide materials for thinking in fresh ways not merely about the concept of freedom, but how it has come to be understood in our own time.

The French Monarchy 1483 1789

would have been to abandon Italy and to restrict his efforts to the defence of France: but the Italian war had become a point of honour with the French ...

The French Monarchy 1483 1789

Author: A. J. Grant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110766439X

Page: 320

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Originally published in 1900, as part of the Cambridge Historical Series, this book forms the first of two volumes on the history of France between 1483 and 1789. The volumes cover the chief events in French history during the period, encompassing both domestic and foreign affairs, with a particular focus on the role of the monarchy. The first volume begins with a survey of France at the end of the fifteenth century and ends with a chapter on Mazarin and the Fronde; the second volume begins with a chapter on Louis XIV and Colbert, then moves through to the reign of Louis XVI. Appendices and maps are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the French history and the historical development of the French monarchy.

The Collected Poems of Anna Seward Volume 1

He declines the task appointed by his Patron, that of describing the Italian Wars, because he foresees that in its execution he must either disoblige the ...

The Collected Poems of Anna Seward Volume 1

Author: Lisa L. Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317283066

Page: 312

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This critical edition of the poems of Anna Seward (1742-1809) re-establishes one of the most popular and prolific poets of the early Romantic period. Her work influenced Charllotte Smith and Mary Robinson and later both Wordsworth and Coleridge. Her reputation was so high that Sir Walter Scott edited the posthumous edition of her poems in 1810. Unlike Scott's, this edition reproduces the poems as they were first published in periodicals and collections during Seward's lifetime, allowing scholars to experience them as eighteenth century readers did. It also includes mire than 200 poems that were excluded from the Scott edition.

Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Volume 1

By the summer of 1915, previously Austrian towns such as Cortina and San Martino di Castrozza were occupied by Italian forces. The so-called Mountain War ...

Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Volume 1

Author: James Rushforth

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 178362566X

Page: 320

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This guidebook presents 75 via ferrata routes in the stunning Italian Dolomites. Part of a 2-volume set, this book covers Val di Fassa/Canazei, Selva, Badia/La Villa, Covara, Arabba, Falzarego, Cortina, Misurina, Sesto and Auronzo in the northern, central and eastern Dolomites. Routes are graded by technical difficulty and seriousness and there are comprehensive route descriptions accompanied by access notes, maps and topos. A wide range of grades, lengths and styles, from routes for novices to difficult and technical climbs are covered. Stunning photography completes this inspirational guide to some of the most breathtaking via ferrata routes in the world. The Italian Dolomites boast some of the most magnificent mountain scenery on the planet and some of the most iconic. Soaring rocky spires and jagged ridgelines are interspersed with gentle valleys and idyllic mountain villages. The Dolomites are also home to the world's greatest concentration of via ferratas - mountain routes or climbs that are protected by a series of cables, metal rungs, pegs and ladders.

To the Threshold of Power 1922 33 Volume 1

The Thirty Years' War, which surpassed in devastation the Italian wars of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, made even harsh authority seem preferable ...

To the Threshold of Power  1922 33  Volume 1

Author: MacGregor Knox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139466933

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To the Threshold of Power is the first volume of a two-part work that seeks to explain the origins and dynamics of the Fascist and National Socialist dictatorships. It lays a foundation for understanding the Nazi and Fascist regimes through parallel investigations of Italian and German society, institutions, and national myths; the supreme test of the First World War; and the post-1918 struggles from which the Fascist and National Socialist movements emerged. It emphasizes two principal sources of movement: the nationalist mythology of the intellectuals and the institutional culture and agendas of the two armies, especially the Imperial German Army and its Reichswehr successor. The book's climax is the cataclysm of 1914-18 and the rise and triumph of militarily organized radical nationalist movements - Mussolini's Fasci di combattimento and Hitler's National Socialist German Workers' Party - dedicated to the perpetuation of the war and the overthrow of the post-1918 world order.

The Encyclopedia of War 5 Volume Set

Thayer, J. A. (1964) Italy and the Great War. ... Thompson, M. (2009) The White War: Life and Death the Italian Front ... Volume 1: L'Italia neutrale.

The Encyclopedia of War  5 Volume Set

Author: Gordon Martel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140519037X

Page: 2944

View: 501

This ground-breaking 5-volume reference is a comprehensive print and electronic resource covering the history of warfare from ancient times to the present day, across the entire globe. Arranged in A-Z format, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the most important events, people, and terms associated with warfare - from the Punic Wars to the Mongol conquest of China, and the War on Terror; from the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman ‘the Magnificent’, to the Soviet Military Commander, Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov; and from the crossbow to chemical warfare. Individual entries range from 1,000 to 6,000 words with the longer, essay-style contributions giving a detailed analysis of key developments and ideas. Drawing on an experienced and internationally diverse editorial board, the Encyclopedia is the first to offer readers at all levels an extensive reference work based on the best and most recent scholarly research. The online platform further provides interactive cross-referencing links and powerful searching and browsing capabilities within the work and across Wiley-Blackwell’s comprehensive online reference collection. Learn more at www.encyclopediaofwar.com. Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title Recipient of a 2012 PROSE Award honorable mention

Armies of the Medieval Italian Wars 1125 1325

This book uses specially commissioned artwork to describe them and their place in the development of equipment and tactics.

Armies of the Medieval Italian Wars 1125   1325

Author: Gabriele Esposito

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472833406

Page: 48

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In two centuries of war, half a dozen major armies fought in Italy--the Holy Roman Empire, France, Spain, and local coalitions. This book uses specially commissioned artwork to describe them and their place in the development of equipment and tactics.