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LIFE

OF

LORENZO DE' MEDICI,

CALLED

THE MAGNIFICENT.

BY WILLIAM ROSCOE.

THE SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED.

VOL. II.

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LONDON:

PRINTED FOR A. STRAHAN; T. CADELL JUN. AND W. DAVIES (SUCCESSORS TO

MR. CADELL) IN THE STRAND; AND J. EDWARDS IN PALL MALL.

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LORENZO endeavours to secure the peace of Italy-Rise

of the modern idea of the balance of powerConspiracy of FrescobaldiExpulsion of the Turks from Otrantom The Venetians and the pope attack the duke of FerraraLorenzo undertakes his defence~The Florentines and Neapolitans ravage the papal territoriesThe duke of Calabria defeated by Roberto MalatestaProgress of the Venetian arms-Sixtus deserts and excommunicates his allies-Congress of CremonaDeath of Sixtus IV.-Succeeded by Giambattista Cibè, who assumes the name of Innocent VIII. -Lorenzo gains the confidence of the new pope-The Flcrentines attempt to recover the town of Sarzana-Capture of Pietra-Santa-Lorenzo retires to the baths of S. FilippoThe pope forms the design of possessing himself of the kingdom of Naples-Lorenzo supports the kingPrevails upon the Florentines to take a decided part-Effects a reconciliation between the king and the popé--Suppresses the insurrection at OsimoCapture of SarzanaLorenzo protects the smaller states of ItalyThe king of Naples infringes his treaty with the pope-Peace again restored Review of the government of FlorenceRegulations introduced by Lorenzo-Prosperity of the Florentine stateHigh reputation of Lorenzo--General tranquillity of Italy.

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