Naples used to be one of many greatest towns in early glossy Europe, and for roughly centuries the biggest urban within the international empire governed by means of the kings of Spain. Its crowded and noisy streets, the peak of its constructions, the quantity and wealth of its church buildings and palaces, the distinguished typical great thing about its place, the various antiquities scattered in its environs, the fiery volcano looming over it, the drama of its people’s devotions, the scale and liveliness - to place it mildly - of its plebs, all made Naples well known and from time to time infamous throughout Europe. the recent essays during this quantity target to introduce this significant, attention-grabbing, and bewildering urban to readers strange with its history.
Contributors are: Tommaso Astarita, John Marino, Giovanni Muto, Vladimiro Valerio, Gaetano Sabatini, Aurelio Musi, Giulio Sodano, Carlos José Hernando Sánchez, Elisa Novi Chavarria, Gabriel Guarino, Giovanni Romeo, Peter Mazur, Angelantonio Spagnoletti, J. Nicholas Napoli, Gaetana Cantone, Anthony DelDonna, Sean Cocco, Melissa Calaresu, Nancy Canepa, David Gentilcore, Diana Carrió-Invernizzi, and Anna Maria Rao.
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The Standard Model 3 After the death of the Aragonese Ferrante (Ferdinand I) in January 1494, the French invaded Italy, led by his rival, the Angevin king of France, Charles VIII (1483–1498), and marched virtually unopposed to Naples. In Guicciardini’s ironic parody of Julius Caesar, Charles conquered even 2 Del Treppo, Storiografia, “Appunti (datati) di medievistica meridionale,” 10–14; orig. pub. ” On 18thcentury Naples, see Rao, Il Regno. For consensus presentations of the standard model, see two multivolume, multiauthored syntheses (Pontieri, Storia; Galasso and Romeo, Storia) and three single-author volumes, Galasso, UTET Storia d’Italia.
See also Romeo, Il fondo. 13 Magdaleno Redondo, Papeles and Secretaría (Valladolid, 1956). 14 Magdaleno Redondo and González Vega, Títulos. For a prosopography of magistrates in the 16th and 17th centuries, see Intorcia, Magistrature. 15 De la Plaza Bores and de la Plaza Santiago, Visitas. On the visitors-general reports, see Peytavin, Visite; Mantelli, Burocrazia. 16 Coniglio, Visitatori; Consulte; Il viceregno di don Pietro di Toledo; Il viceregno di Napoli; Declino. 17 Di Vittorio, Gli Austriaci.