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First of all, the 1700s are not the 17th century. The 17th century is 1600-1699. The 1700s are the 18th century counting forward from the birth of Christ as computed by Dionysus Exiguus. Northern Italy was divided into many different small states, most of which were duchies. A typical example would be the Duchy of Mantua in Lombardy. There were also two ...


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The book "The Agony and the Ecstasy" by Irving Stone, a biographical novel of Michelangelo, mentions many interactions and conversations by Michelangelo with both da Vinci and Raphael. From the details in the book, it appears that at least with respect to Michelangelo, he was familiar with their works, and they were, with his. The book also recounts the ...


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Yes, it appears they did. Wikipedia's caption on the map below reads: Italian territory claims by Italian irredentism activists in the 1930s, including Nice, Ticino and Dalmatia in green, Malta in red, and later also claimed Corsica in purple "Ticino" is of course the Italian name for what German-speakers call "Tessin". How hard this was pushed ...


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The whole discussion fails to point out that there were also differences from the sources of immigration inside Italy. Most immigrants to the US were immigrants from southern Italy, which began to industrialize later. In Brazil, most immigrants were from northern Italy, which was industrializing earlier. Veneto, Trentino, Lombardia, etc. There was also a ...


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The two planned to meet at Villa Gaggia for a few reasons: Villia Gaggia was or had a bunker, protecting both figures from attack Villia Gaggia was in Belluno, far away from the front lines Mussolini had already knew about the house and probably liked it. The Reich had direct control over the location "Unpublished documents confirm the ...


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Sorry to drag up this post from 2014 but I am looking to reinvigorate it based on a Research Paper that I am in the middle of writing. I have no desire to theorise on what could have happened but rather on understanding whether the Strategic Mistake question could be looked at from two different levels - Strategic with respect to the War and Grand Strategic ...



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