The Age of the Condottieri: A Short History of Mediaeval Italy from 1409-1530


Read by Pamela Nagami

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Italy from 1409 to 1530 is synonymous with the Renaissance, but this was also the age of the condottieri, Italian captains of mercenary companies and multinational armies who fought in the service of city states, monarchs, and the Pope. Some like Ludovico Sforza in Milan seized power and founded dynasties in their own right. The merchant princes of the Medici family reached their apogee in Lorenzo the Magnificent in Florence, but faltered in the Papacy; Leo X proved no match for Martin Luther and Clement VII was powerless to avert the sack of Rome in 1527. Venice lost her overseas empire to the Turks, while proud King Francis I, defeated by the Emperor Charles and a prisoner in Madrid, was eventually forced to relinquish all hope of Italian conquest. (Summary by Pamela Nagami, M.D.) (8 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Ch. 1: Retrospect and Prospect, Pt. 1 16:23 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: Retrospect and Prospect, Pt. 2 11:15 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: Joanna of Naples--Muzio Sforza--Braccio da Montone and Carmagnola, Pt. 1 16:10 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: Joanna of Naples--Muzio Sforza--Braccio da Montone and Carmagnola, Pt. 2 18:32 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Emperor Sigismund--Pope Eugenius IV--The Rise of the Medici--Alfonso… 16:02 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Emperor Sigismund--Pope Eugenius IV--The Rise of the Medici--Alfonso… 20:46 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Francesco Sforza--Frederick III--Pius II, Pt. 1 16:00 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Francesco Sforza--Frederick III--Pius II, Pt. 2 11:39 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Francesco Sforza--Frederick III--Pius II, Pt. 3 18:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: Cosimo dei Medici--Paul II, Pt. 1 14:11 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: Cosimo dei Medici--Paul II, Pt. 2 18:10 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The Turks in Europe, Pt. 1 15:08 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The Turks in Europe, Pt. 2 15:23 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Lorenzo dei Medici--Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Pt. 1 15:22 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Lorenzo dei Medici--Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Pt. 2 11:50 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Lorenzo dei Medici--Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Pt. 3 18:16 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Charles VIII in Italy, Pt. 1 17:02 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Charles VIII in Italy, Pt. 2 19:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Savonarola, Pt. 1 10:44 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Savonarola, Pt. 2 12:31 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Savonarola, Pt. 3 14:31 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Pope Alexander VI, Pt. 1 17:02 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Pope Alexander VI, Pt. 2 18:28 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: Pope Julius II, Pt. 1 18:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: Pope Julius II, Pt. 2 18:24 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: Leo X, Pt. 1 16:41 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: Leo X, Pt. 2 18:03 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: The Sack of Rome, Pt. 1 12:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: The Sack of Rome, Pt. 2 12:56 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: The Sack of Rome, Pt. 3 18:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: The Fall of Florence, Pt. 1 12:17 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: The Fall of Florence, Pt. 2 15:55 Read by Pamela Nagami