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Bartolo da Sassoferrato

Bartolo da Sassoferrato  

(1313–57),Italian jurist and political theorist. He studied law at Perugia and Bologna and practised as a judicial assessor at Todi and Pisa, and from 1343 taught law at Perugia. ...
Guelfs and Ghibellines

Guelfs and Ghibellines   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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481 words

The terms used in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italy to denote rival supporters of the papacy (the Guelfs) and the Holy Roman Emperors (the Ghibellines). As the glossator of ...

Malatesta family

Malatesta family  

Leading family of the area between the Italian regions of Romagna and the Marche between the 13th and 15th centuries. It developed lordships over an area comprising Rimini, Cesena, and ...
Saxony

Saxony  

Region of Germany, the dimensions of which have often shifted since the term first described the domain of the Saxon tribes who, by the early 8th century, inhabited the land ...
Simone Boccanegra

Simone Boccanegra  

(c.1301–1363),First doge of Genoa, elected perpetual doge in 1339, when the city was divided by rival Guelf and Ghibelline loyalties. His use of the post to enrich himself through ...
War of the Eight Saints

War of the Eight Saints  

A war between Florence (in alliance with Bernabò Visconti) and the papacy waged between August 1375 and July 1378. The ‘saints’ were the eight Florentine officials who raised money by ...

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