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Gabriele Malaspina, marchese di Fosdinovo

Condotte, politica e diplomazia nella Lunigiana del Rinascimento
  • Patrizia Meli,

This book focuses on one of the prime movers in the unification of Lunigiana – a region which at the time was still broken up into a myriad of tiny feudal holdings, almost all in the hands of the various branches of the Malaspina family. The process of unification began in the fifteenth century, when various areas of the region were conquered by Milan and Florence, which also divided between them the hegemony of the remaining independent territories, while Genoa too displayed an interest in expansion in the region. As a result it became crucial for the local lords to manoeuvre between the various forces at play to maintain the independence of their own little states. Among the figures who displayed the greatest dexterity in this was Gabriele Malaspina, who became a leading player on the stage of local history. The book starts by illustrating the period in which Malaspina succeeded in obtaining his political independence, and then goes on to analyse the phase in which his policy came to be characterised by an absolute loyalty to Florence. Finally the book addresses the last part of the Marquis's life, marked by a progressive distancing from the Florentine alliance in favour of other entities, in which he nevertheless always succeeded in maintaining his independence.

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  • Gabriele Malaspina,
  • Lunigiana,
  • Storia rinascimentale,
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Patrizia Meli

University of Florence, Italy

Patrizia Meli has a PhD in Mediaeval History from the University of Florence. Her research interests centre on the political and diplomatic history of Italy in the fifteenth century, with special focus on the lives of the Malaspina family of Fosdinovo and Florentine Lunigiana.

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Book Title

Gabriele Malaspina, marchese di Fosdinovo

Book Subtitle

Condotte, politica e diplomazia nella Lunigiana del Rinascimento

Authors

Patrizia Meli

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

310

Publication Year

2009

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© 2009 Author(s)

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CC BY-ND 3.0 IT

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-8453-860-4

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978-88-8453-859-8

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978-88-8453-860-4

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978-88-9273-793-8

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2704-6451

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2704-6060

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