This text is an overview of the historiographical background to put into perspective political relations at the borders of the Italian regional states from the 14th to the 16th Century. This discussion starts from the debate of the 1990s., when studies stressed the pluralistic constitution of pre-modern states, takes into account the research evolution on Renaissance diplomacy and armies, on political exiles and information channels, and explores the micro-historical approach, international studies, the new views on the history of passions and political languages. The aim is to go beyond official relations between states and to frame an open and complex set of territorial, personal, and financial interactions between central powers and local protagonists. A notable variety of subjects were involved: lords, communities, factions and other networks, able to negotiate their position towards both their prince and foreign state authorities, to take advantage when a political crisis occurred, and to define their social identity and legitimacy in this wider political system.

DELLA MISERICORDIA, M. (2020). Premessa. STUDI STORICI, 61(3), 569-579.

Premessa

Della Misericordia Massimo
2020

Abstract

This text is an overview of the historiographical background to put into perspective political relations at the borders of the Italian regional states from the 14th to the 16th Century. This discussion starts from the debate of the 1990s., when studies stressed the pluralistic constitution of pre-modern states, takes into account the research evolution on Renaissance diplomacy and armies, on political exiles and information channels, and explores the micro-historical approach, international studies, the new views on the history of passions and political languages. The aim is to go beyond official relations between states and to frame an open and complex set of territorial, personal, and financial interactions between central powers and local protagonists. A notable variety of subjects were involved: lords, communities, factions and other networks, able to negotiate their position towards both their prince and foreign state authorities, to take advantage when a political crisis occurred, and to define their social identity and legitimacy in this wider political system.
Editoriale, introduzione, contributo a forum/dibattito
Late Middle Ages, Italy, regional state, boundaries, international relations, local powers
Italian
2020
61
3
569
579
none
DELLA MISERICORDIA, M. (2020). Premessa. STUDI STORICI, 61(3), 569-579.
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