Peasants and Soldiers :: <P>Early-modern Venice is predominantly remem…


Peasants and Soldiers :: <P>Early-modern Venice is predominantly remembered as a maritime power, yet historians have become increasingly interested in its political and military aspirations within the Italian mainland. Adding to the growing literature on this subject, Giulio Ongaro’s book addresses the practical management of the Venetian military apparatus in this period. Focusing on two provinces – Vicenza and Brescia – he interrogates a broad spectrum of primary source documents…