The Twilight of a Military Tradition: Italian Aristocrats and European Conflicts, 1560-1800

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Holmes & Meier, 1998 - 371 pages
Investigates the abrupt decline of Italian military activity in the middle of the 17th century and reasons underlying it. After situating the place of Italian military commanders, officers, and adventurers at the close of the wars of Italy in 1559, chapters chart their progress and decline, looking

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