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Unformatted text preview: The Italian City-Republics 15:57 “Sibi princeps” independence, autonomy Noble Factionalism Visible, knightly feudal class in towns Bring lifestyle from countryside Base in country, towers in city Monopoly of power from military force Sided with sometimes papcy and sometimes emporer Rising class of knights Numerous Becoming more powerful by building base in towns and role in countryside Guelf vs. ghibeline Guelf is papal party Ghibelline is emperor party They end up rivaling each other ie territory outside of city walls: called contado Results in towns fighting each other (guelf towns or ghibeline towns) Magnates is name for new knightly class Hereditary rights to nobility Fill roles of consuls, council of elders, arengo Indirect taxation results in estimo All public works under new government Communal militia (in consular commune) Knights trained on horseback Butchers fiercest of infantry fighting Battlefield against other cities, emperor, and conquer contado by forcing all feudatories to swear...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course HIS 333 taught by Professor Mazzaoui during the Fall '09 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Fall '09