Italian Dynasties: The Great Families of Italy from the Renaissance to the Present Day
Chapters on the dynasties which dominated the intellectual and political life of Italy from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries - The Visconti - The Este - The Colonna - The Sforza - The Malatesta -; The Gonzaga - The Medici - The Farnesee.
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