The Origins of the State in Italy, 1300-1600 (Studies in by Julius Kirshner

By Julius Kirshner

The beginnings of the kingdom in Europe is a vital subject of latest ancient study. The making of such early glossy Italian local states as Florence, the dominion of Naples, Milan, and Venice exemplifies a decisive flip within the country culture of Western Europe. The Origins of the country in Italy, 1300-1600 represents the easiest in American, British, and Italian scholarship and gives a necessary and important review of the most important difficulties of the emergence of the country in Europe. a few of the subject matters coated comprise the political legitimacy of the aborning neighborhood states, the altering criminal tradition, the clash among church and nation, the forces shaping public funds, and the production of the Italian League.The 8 essays during this assortment initially seemed within the magazine of contemporary background. participants comprise Roberto Bizzocchi, Giorgio Chittolini, Trevor Dean, Riccardo Fubini, Elena Fasano Guarini, Aldo Mazzacane, Anthony Molho, and Pierangelo Schiera. This quantity will entice historians, ancient sociologists, and historians of political idea.

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D. Chenu, "Notes de lexlcographle philosophique rnedH~vale: Disclplina," Revue des sciences philosophiques et theologlques 25 (1936): 686-92; W. Durig, "Disciplina: Eine Studie zum Bedeutungsumfang des Wortes In der Sprache der Llturgle und der Vater," Sacrzs erudiri: Jaarboek voor Godsdlenstwetenschappen 4 (1952): 245 - 79; Plerangelo Schiera, "Melanconla e dlsclphna: Considerazloni prehminarl su una coppla di concetti all' alba dell'eta modema," In Studi politici in onore di LUigi Firpo, ed.

For us, however, this thesis serves to show, rather, that more is required to assure the presence of a "state" than simple civitates, and that the vicariate, imperial in this case, could perhaps furnish this further element, beginning a process that would have been impossible at the civic leve1. 45 For G. De Vergottini, another scholar of the vicariate, the problem is slightly different but eventually produces the same result. For him, the imperial use of the vicariate was an unmistakable sign of Henry VII's failure in trying to produce a reorganized and centralized bureaucracy for the Italian Burckhardt's reference to the figure of Ezzehno was for an interpretation so strongly centered on the Itahan Renaissance state in hiS introduction to W K Ferguson, If Rlnasclmento nella cntlca stonca (Bologna, 1969), p.

Abandoning, at the temporal level, the universalistic dream, the Church began to orient itself toward a "modern" solution to its territorial problem by attempting to assume the role of a state. In 1351, with Clement VI, the states of the Church were still in the midst of the crisis of papal sovereignty. By 1360, with Innocent VI, the Albomoz restoration had already occurred. Papal usage of the vicariate follows all these political events and, indeed, was probably an important stimulus. Certainly, it represents the way in which the pope managed to exercise central power and to bring together the disintegrative forces that had been activated in the first half of the fourteenth century.

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