Absolutism in Renaissance Milan plenitude of power under the Visconti and the Sforza, 1329-1535

Jane Black shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and emperor, was seized, exploited, and eventually relinquished, by the ruling Milanese dynasties. Lawyers supported the free use of absolute power at first, but both sides realised that society could not function unless propert...

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Main Author: Black, Jane
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2009, c2009
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Jane Black shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and emperor, was seized, exploited, and eventually relinquished, by the ruling Milanese dynasties. Lawyers supported the free use of absolute power at first, but both sides realised that society could not function unless property and other rights were respected
Physical Description:ix, 242 p.
ISBN:9780191721861