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Private Defense in the History of Genoa

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07/13/2020Matteo Salonia

The Republic of Genoa provides an example of how a small "state" managed to defend itself against much larger states using military resources that were overwhelmingly owned and controlled by private parties.

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Original Article: "Private Defense in the History of Genoa".

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Matteo Salonia

Dr. Matteo Salonia has taught at King's College London and other universities in the UK. He is currently assistant professor of European and International history at the University of Nottingham Ningbo. He is the author of Genoa’s Freedom: Entrepreneurship, Republicanism, and the Spanish Atlantic (Lexington Books, 2017).

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