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Campaldino 1289

The battle that made Dante

Kelly DeVries, Niccolò Capponi
Barcode 9781472831286
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Release Date: 26/07/2018

Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Law & Politics
Illustrator: Graham Turner
Label: Osprey Publishing
Contributors: Paul Kime (Maps by), Graham Turner (Illustrated by), Bounford.com (Maps by)
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

The battle that made Dante. Campaldino is one of the important battles between the Guelphs and Ghibellines - the major political factions in the city states of central and northern Italy. It heralded the rise of Florence to a dominant position over the area of Tuscany and was one of the last occassions when the Italian city militias contested a battle, with the 14th century seeing the rise of the condottiere in Italy's Wars.In this highly illustrated new study, renowned medieval historians Kelly De Vries and Niccolò Capponi have uncovered new material from the battlefield itself, as well as using all the available sources, to breathe new life into this colourful and fascinating battle.