Warfare in Medieval Italy

(from Eleventh to Sixteenth Centuries)

Sources

Frederick I 'Barbarossa' issues rules for his army (1158) - added June 30, 2003

Battle of Tusculum, 1167 - added June 19, 2003

Bologna against Faenza and Forli, 1275 - added March 28, 2002

A Naval battle between Pisa and Genoa, 1284 - added March 28, 2002

Warfare between Reggio and Gesso, 1287 - added March 28, 2002

Battle of Campaldino, 1289, according to Dino Compagni - added May 27, 2002

Battle of Campaldino, 1289, according to Giovanni Villani - added June 7, 2002

Siege of Florence, 1312, according to Giovanni Villani - added February 16, 2002

Warfare in Italy, 1332-3, according to Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor - added April 11, 2002

Description of English soldiers in Italy by Filippo Villani - added July 14, 2002

The Battle of Caravaggio (1448) - added May 25, 2003

Warfare in Fifteenth Century Italy, according to a Florentine merchant - added December 9, 2001

Ars Gladitoria: A Fighting Treatise from the 15th century, by Fillipo Vadi - from Chronique: Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Resource Library - added May 10, 2002

History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy from the Earliest Times to the Death of Lorenzo the Magnificent, by Nicolo Machiavelli - from The History Net - added June 3, 2002

Schioppettieri a Venezia (1477) - added June 15, 2003

Defending Milan in 1490 - added March 30, 2003

War in the city of Perugia in 1495 - added September 22, 2002

The Sack of Montopoli in Val D'Arno (1498) - added March 11, 2003

Castel Bolognese (1500) - added June 15, 2003

The Art of War by Nicolo Machiavelli - added October 30, 2002

The Battle of Pavia in 1524, according to a Jewish chronicler - added June 2, 2003

 

Books and Articles

Amatuccio, Giovanni, Saracen Archers in Southern Italy  -  added June 11, 2001

Amatuccio, Giovanni, "Fino alle mura di Babilonia". Aspetti militari della conquista normanna del Sud - from Rassegna Storica Salernitana n.30 (1998) - added June 15, 2003

Amatuccio, Giovanni, Cavalieri normanni tra mito e realtà, in I Normanni del Sud. Salerno-Bari 999-1999 - from F.A:I.(Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano), Mario Adda Editore, Bari (1999) - added April 1, 2003

Balard, Michel, Les transports maritimes genois vers la Terre Sainte - from I Comuni Italiani nel Regno di Gerusalemme (1986) (PDF file) - added February 3, 2003

Bayley, C.C., The Military Background of the De Militia: The Rise of the Condotierri, chapter 1 of the War and Society in Renaissance Florence: The De Militia of Leonardo Bruni - coming soon

Colish, Marcia, Machiavelli's Art of War: A Reconsideration - from Renaissance Quarterly v.51 (1998) - added June 27, 2003

Dotson, John E., Fleet Operations in the First Genoese-Venetian War, 1264-1266 - from Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies v.30 (1999) - added August 20, 2002

Dotson, John E., Foundations of Venetian Naval Strategy from Pietro II Orseoto to the Battle of Zoncho, 1000-1500 - from Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies v.32 (2001) - added February 28, 2002

Green, Louis, Changes in the Nature of War in Early Fourteenth Century Tuscany - from War and Society v.1 n.1 (1983) - added November 15, 2002

Hodges, Richard, The sack of San Vincenzo al Volturno - from History Today v. 47 (1997) - added May 12, 2002

Mantovani, Sergio, L'assedio di Ficarolo (maggio-giugno 1482) - from Tra terra acqua e terra. Storia materiale in Transpadana (2001) - added November 6, 2002

Marin, Serban, Venetian and Non-Venetian Crusaders in the Fourth Crusade, according to the Venetian Chronicles' Tradition - from Annuario. Istituto Romeno di cultura e ricerca umanistica v.4 (2002) - added January 13, 2003

Marshall, Christopher J., The Crusading Motivation of the Italian City Republics in the Latin East, c. 1096-1104 - from Rivista di Bizantinistica v.1 (1991) - added March 1, 2003

Queller, Donald E., and Katele, Irene B., Venice and the Conquest of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem - from Studi Veneziani v.21 (1986) - added September 5, 2002

Robbert, Louise Buengar, Venetian Participation in the Crusade of Damietta - from Studi Veneziani v.30 (1995) - added September 5, 2002

Schein, Sylvia, From 'Milites Christi' to 'Mali Christiani': The Italian Communes in Western Historical Literature - from I Comuni Italiani nel Regno di Gerusalemme (1986) (PDF file) - added February 3, 2003

Temple-Leader, John and Marcotti, Giuseppe, Sir John Hawkwood: Story of a Condottiere (London: T. Fisher Urwin, 1889) - added April 27, 2003

Theunissen, Hans, Cairo Revisited (I): Four Documents Pertinent to the Ottoman-Venetian Treaty of 1517 - EJOS, v.2 n.7 (1999) - added January 19, 2002

Wright, Diana Gilliland, Bartolomeo Minio: Venetian Administration in 15th-Century Nauplion - EJOS, v.3 n.5 (2000) - added January 19, 2003

 

Book Reviews

Mercenary Companies and the Decline of Siena, by William Caferro - reviewed by Brian G. H. Ditcham  

Mercenary Companies and the Decline of Siena, by William Caferro - reviewed by Bernard S. Bachrach (The Historian)

Proteggere e dominare: fortificazioni e popolamento nell'Italia medievale, by Aldo A. Sattia - reviewed by Michael Mallett (English Historical Review)

 

External Web Sites

http://www.studionet.it/amatuccio/ - Home Page of Giovanni Amatuccio - features several works by this Italian scholar

http://www.libraryautomation.com/valerieeads/matilda.html - Matilda of Tuscany - Valerie Eads devotes a page to Countess Matilda of Tuscany, an 11th century military commander

http://www.brighton73.freeserve.co.uk/tomsplace/interests/medieval/montaperti.htm - Battle of Montaperti - account of an battle between Florence and Siena in 1260 

http://www.ostwald.hispeed.com/EMWWeb/EMWWeb.shtml - EMWWEB: Early Modern Warfare Website - includes sections on Italian Wars 1489-1559

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