Agents of Empire: Spanish Ambassadors in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Valutazione media 5
( su 2 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780801443527: Agents of Empire: Spanish Ambassadors in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Historians have long held that during the decades from the end of the Habsburg-Valois Wars in 1559 until the outbreak in 1618 of the Thirty Years' War, Spanish domination of Italy was so complete that one can refer to the period as a "pax hispanica." In this book, based on extensive research in the papers of the ambassadors who represented Charles V and Philip II, Michael J. Levin instead reveals the true fragility of Spanish control and the ambiguous nature of its impact on Italian political and cultural life.While exploring the nature and weaknesses of Spanish imperialism in the sixteenth century, Levin focuses on the activities of Spain's emissaries in Rome and Venice, drawing us into a world of intrigue and occasional violence as the Spaniards attempted to manipulate the crosscurrents of Italian and papal politics to serve their own ends. Levin's often-colorful account uncovers the vibrant world of late Renaissance diplomacy in which popes were forced to flee down secret staircases and ambassadors too often only narrowly avoided assassination. An important contribution to our understanding of the nature and limits of the Spanish imperial system, Agents of Empire more broadly highlights the centrality of diplomatic history to any consideration of the politics of empire.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Michael J. Levin is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Akron.

Review:

"Levin's narrative approach lends impressive clarity to the often complex negotiations he recounts, and he effectively conveys the frustrations of ambassadors faced with the opacities of Venetian politics, the intrigues of their French counterparts, the inconveniently-timed deaths of popes and the unpredictable and expensive conclaves which followed them, and, not least, an all-too-frequent lack of instructions from the king they were supposed to represent . . . . Levin's clearly-written and well-documented work should ensure that no scholar will take the idea of a 'Spanish peace' in early modern Italy fro granted in quite the same way again."―Jennifer R. Ottman, Renaissance Quarterly

"Michael J. Levin is a masterful storyteller who has transformed good old-fashioned diplomatic history in a refreshing way to reinterpret one of the most fundamental questions in European history―how the fiercely independent city-states of Renaissance Italy seemingly became pliant colonies of Spain during the sixteenth century. Levin shows that this traditional dilemma begs the real question because Spanish hegemony was a myth. The fastidious arrogance of the Spanish and their inability to see the situation through the eyes of others led to blunder after blunder, diplomatic embarrassments, and military defeats. Indeed, the emperor had no clothes, a fact even his most dedicated agents could not cover up. I could not put Agents of Empire down as I learned new things on page after page."―Edward Muir, Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor in the Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Levin, Michael J.
Editore: Cornell University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0801443520 ISBN 13: 9780801443527
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 8
Print on Demand
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornell University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria 0801443520

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 63,10
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,56
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Michael J. Levin
Editore: Cornell University Press, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0801443520 ISBN 13: 9780801443527
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Print on Demand
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornell University Press, United States, 2005. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Historians have long held that during the decades from the end of the Habsburg-Valois Wars in 1559 until the outbreak in 1618 of the Thirty Years War, Spanish domination of Italy was so complete that one can refer to the period as a pax hispanica. In this book, based on extensive research in the papers of the ambassadors who represented Charles V and Philip II, Michael J. Levin instead reveals the true fragility of Spanish control and the ambiguous nature of its impact on Italian political and cultural life.While exploring the nature and weaknesses of Spanish imperialism in the sixteenth century, Levin focuses on the activities of Spain s emissaries in Rome and Venice, drawing us into a world of intrigue and occasional violence as the Spaniards attempted to manipulate the crosscurrents of Italian and papal politics to serve their own ends. Levin s often-colorful account uncovers the vibrant world of late Renaissance diplomacy in which popes were forced to flee down secret staircases and ambassadors too often only narrowly avoided assassination. An important contribution to our understanding of the nature and limits of the Spanish imperial system, Agents of Empire more broadly highlights the centrality of diplomatic history to any consideration of the politics of empire. Codice libro della libreria APC9780801443527

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 65,73
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Michael J. Levin
Editore: Cornell University Press
ISBN 10: 0801443520 ISBN 13: 9780801443527
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 20
Da
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornell University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Hardcover. 238 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.9in.Historians have long held that during the decades from the end of the Habsburg-Valois Wars in 1559 until the outbreak in 1618 of the Thirty Years War, Spanish domination of Italy was so complete that one can refer to the period as a pax hispanica. In this book, based on extensive research in the papers of the ambassadors who represented Charles V and Philip II, Michael J. Levin instead reveals the true fragility of Spanish control and the ambiguous nature of its impact on Italian political and cultural life. While exploring the nature and weaknesses of Spanish imperialism in the sixteenth century, Levin focuses on the activities of Spains emissaries in Rome and Venice, drawing us into a world of intrigue and occasional violence as the Spaniards attempted to manipulate the crosscurrents of Italian and papal politics to serve their own ends. Levins often-colorful account uncovers the vibrant world of late Renaissance diplomacy in which popes were forced to flee down secret staircases and ambassadors too often only narrowly avoided assassination. An important contribution to our understanding of the nature and limits of the Spanish imperial system, Agents of Empire more broadly highlights the centrality of diplomatic history to any consideration of the politics of empire. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 9780801443527

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 62,66
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,39
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Michael J. Levin
Editore: Cornell University Press, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0801443520 ISBN 13: 9780801443527
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Print on Demand
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornell University Press, United States, 2005. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Historians have long held that during the decades from the end of the Habsburg-Valois Wars in 1559 until the outbreak in 1618 of the Thirty Years War, Spanish domination of Italy was so complete that one can refer to the period as a pax hispanica. In this book, based on extensive research in the papers of the ambassadors who represented Charles V and Philip II, Michael J. Levin instead reveals the true fragility of Spanish control and the ambiguous nature of its impact on Italian political and cultural life.While exploring the nature and weaknesses of Spanish imperialism in the sixteenth century, Levin focuses on the activities of Spain s emissaries in Rome and Venice, drawing us into a world of intrigue and occasional violence as the Spaniards attempted to manipulate the crosscurrents of Italian and papal politics to serve their own ends. Levin s often-colorful account uncovers the vibrant world of late Renaissance diplomacy in which popes were forced to flee down secret staircases and ambassadors too often only narrowly avoided assassination. An important contribution to our understanding of the nature and limits of the Spanish imperial system, Agents of Empire more broadly highlights the centrality of diplomatic history to any consideration of the politics of empire. Codice libro della libreria APC9780801443527

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 67,01
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Michael J. Levin
ISBN 10: 0801443520 ISBN 13: 9780801443527
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Print on Demand
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. This item is Print on Demand - Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria POD_9780801443527

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 68,83
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Levin, Michael J.
Editore: Cornell University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0801443520 ISBN 13: 9780801443527
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Print on Demand
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornell University Press, 2016. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780801443527_lsuk

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 67,02
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,31
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Michael J. Levin
Editore: Cornell University Press, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0801443520 ISBN 13: 9780801443527
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Da
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornell University Press, United States, 2005. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Historians have long held that during the decades from the end of the Habsburg-Valois Wars in 1559 until the outbreak in 1618 of the Thirty Years War, Spanish domination of Italy was so complete that one can refer to the period as a pax hispanica. In this book, based on extensive research in the papers of the ambassadors who represented Charles V and Philip II, Michael J. Levin instead reveals the true fragility of Spanish control and the ambiguous nature of its impact on Italian political and cultural life.While exploring the nature and weaknesses of Spanish imperialism in the sixteenth century, Levin focuses on the activities of Spain s emissaries in Rome and Venice, drawing us into a world of intrigue and occasional violence as the Spaniards attempted to manipulate the crosscurrents of Italian and papal politics to serve their own ends. Levin s often-colorful account uncovers the vibrant world of late Renaissance diplomacy in which popes were forced to flee down secret staircases and ambassadors too often only narrowly avoided assassination. An important contribution to our understanding of the nature and limits of the Spanish imperial system, Agents of Empire more broadly highlights the centrality of diplomatic history to any consideration of the politics of empire. Codice libro della libreria LIE9780801443527

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 76,12
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Levin, Michael J.
Editore: Cornell University Press
ISBN 10: 0801443520 ISBN 13: 9780801443527
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: > 20
Da
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornell University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0801443520 Special order direct from the distributor. Codice libro della libreria ING9780801443527

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 72,36
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,00
Da: Canada a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Levin, Michael J.
Editore: Cornell Univ Pr (2005)
ISBN 10: 0801443520 ISBN 13: 9780801443527
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 2
Da
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornell Univ Pr, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 238 pages. 9.50x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria x-0801443520

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 73,31
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,68
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Levin, Michael J.
Editore: Cornell University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0801443520 ISBN 13: 9780801443527
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 2
Print on Demand
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornell University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria P110801443520

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 82,86
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,56
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro