La sconfitta di Sarno nel pensiero politico aragonese

Autore: Guido Cappelli
In: I libri di Viella. 126

The Defeat of Sarno in the Aragonese Political Thought

The defeat of the Aragonese troops at Sarno (1462) during the war of succession for the Kingdom of Naples immediately assumed in the Aragonese propaganda a function of defence of the dynasty. Moreover, the defeat was interpreted as a general example transcending that single episode and going into the territories of ideology and political theory. Through the analysis of some diplomatic and doctrinaire texts written by contemporary humanists, the author sheds light on mechanisms, meanings and doctrinal foundations that allowed the transformation of this paradigmatic case of reality into political concepts.