Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean - DVD, digital video course

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Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean - DVD, digital video course

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Esteemed Italian history professor Kenneth R. Bartlett takes you on a riveting tour of the Italian peninsula, from the glittering canals of Venice to the lavish papal apartments and ancient ruins of Rome. You will learn the mosaic of histories and culture that make up this dynamic nation-how the independent states competed on the battlefield, in the marketplace, and in the world of artistic expression.
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I listened to the audio version. This is a series for those who know medieval history and want to delve deeper re the politics of the Italian city states. Professor Bartlett assumes that the listener knows European history, particularly middle ages: Byzantines, Holy Roman Empire, Turks, the houses of Anjou, Habsburg, etc. With that as background, this series provides a survey of all the city states and their political (more than cultural) evolution, particularly vis a vis their relationships with Rome and the rest of Europe.
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