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Charles the Bold and Italy (1467–1477)Politics and Personnel$
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R. J. Walsh

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238386

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312809

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Diplomats and Diplomacy

Diplomats and Diplomacy

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(p.193) Chapter Five Diplomats and Diplomacy
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Charles the Bold and Italy (1467–1477)
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853238386.003.0005

This chapter discusses the activities of the Italian diplomats at the court of Charles the Bold. These Italian diplomats were bound together by their mutual friendships or rivalries, and they were distinguished from the other Italians by the special honour with which they were treated by the duke and his courtiers, and by the precedence accorded them on ceremonial occasions. The duke's attitude towards them also provides a yardstick by which to measure not only his fondness for Italians but also the extent to which he was influenced in one specific area by Italian modes of thought.

Keywords:   Charles the Bold, Italian diplomats, diplomatic relations, Italian ambassadors

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