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    Currin, John M. 2005. Tudor England and its Neighbours. p. 14.

    Colish, Marcia L. 1998. Machiavelli's Art of War: A Reconsideration*. Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 51, Issue. 4, p. 1151.

  • Print publication year: 1957
  • Online publication date: March 2008

IX - International relations in the West: diplomacy and war

For financial and emotional reasons the knight longed for war and foreign adventure, and the wars of Italy were encouraged and prolonged by a nobility whose functions at court had been taken over by professional administrators. In Spain the constant warfare against the Moors, the fact that most trade and industry were in non-Christian hands, left a gentle class even more dependent on military adventure than the French, and the Spaniards were looked upon by contemporaries as a warlike people. England and France had recovered from the Hundred Years War, though the subsequent civil war left the former less immediately ready for an aggressive foreign policy than France, where the Crown had been strengthened by the acquisition of Guienne, Burgundy, Provence, and Brittany. When relations between Venice and England were broken, the Venetian resident in France had to send English news as well; when there was no agent in Turin, Venice received information about Savoy through Milan.
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