Spanish Milan: A City within the Empire, 1535-1706 Stefano dAmico

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Published: October 16th 2012

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265 pages


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Spanish Milan: A City within the Empire, 1535-1706  by  Stefano dAmico

Spanish Milan: A City within the Empire, 1535-1706 by Stefano dAmico
October 16th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 265 pages | ISBN: | 3.19 Mb

As one of the main European economic, political, and religious centers throughout the late medieval and Renaissance period, Milan is the focus of this long overdue study of one of the crown jewels of the Spanish Empire. Reworking the traditionalMoreAs one of the main European economic, political, and religious centers throughout the late medieval and Renaissance period, Milan is the focus of this long overdue study of one of the crown jewels of the Spanish Empire.

Reworking the traditional narrative that depicts Spanish rule as the primary factor in seventeenth-century Italys decline into decadence, author Stefano DAmico shows that in reality the Spanish monarchy provided new opportunities for wealth and prosperity to Milan and its elites. The city took advantage of its strategic and financial role within the Spanish empire and used its extended network to maintain a leading role in European economics and politics.



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