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Book Review of Italy and the European Powers: The Impact of War, 1500-1530

Posted by William Young on October 4, 2012

International History

Christine Shaw, editor. Italy and the European Powers: The Impact of War, 1500-1530. History of Warfare series. Leiden: The Netherlands, 2006. ISBN 978-90-04-15163-5. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Pp. xix, 317. $179.00.

Dr Christine Shaw, a Research Fellow at Swansea University, has edited a collection of essays dealing with the early part of the Italian Wars (1494-1559).  Shaw is the author of numerous scholarly articles dealing with the political history of Renaissance Italy, along with Julius II: The Warrior Pope (1993), The Politics of Exile in Renaissance Italy (2000), (as editor) The World of Savonaroia: Italian Elites and Perceptions of Crisis (2000), and Popular Government and Oligarchy in Renaissance Italy (2006).

Shaw brings together a collection of fifteen essays dealing with the Italian Wars and their consequences for Italy and Europe from Louis XII of France’s conquest of the Duchy of Milan in 1499-1500 to Charles V’s conquest of the Republic of Florence in 1530. …

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