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History has been unkind to the House of Savoy during the Thirty Years War, viewing it as a powerless puppet of Richelieu and Olivares By contrast, this book examines the varied and powerful dynastic aspirations of Savoy through the career of its leading ambassador, Alessandro Scaglia 1592 1641 Scaglia was a court clan member who used diplomatic service, his expertise in the high arts, and his cosmopolitan network of friends to further Savoy s interests and those of his family....

Title : Dynasty and Diplomacy in the Court of Savoy: Political Culture and the Thirty Years' War (Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture)
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ISBN : 0521037913
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Cambridge University Press 1 edition July 19, 2007
Number of Pages : 320 pages
File Size : 788 KB
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