Repubblica Italiana
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


A part of the Roman Empire and the Holy Roman Empire that succeeded it, Italy was divided into several states including a number of city states such as Venice, Florence and Genoa. Much of the territory was under the rule of the Pope while France, Spain and Austria had possessions at various times.


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