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THE

L I F E

OF

LORENZO DE' MEDICI,

CALLED

THE MAGNIFICENT.

BY WILLIAM ROSCOE.

THE FIRST AMERICAN,
FROM THE FOURTH LONDON EDITION, CORRECTED,

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CHAP. VI.

LORENZO endeavours to secure the peace of

ItalyRise of the modern idea of the balance of power-Conspiracy of Frescobaldi— Expulsion of the Turks from Otranto-The Venetians and the pope attack the duke of Ferrara, Lorenzo undertakes his defenceThe Florentines and Neapolitans ravage the papal territoriesThe duke of Calabria defeated by Roberto Malatesta -Progress of the VenetianarmsSixtus deserts cind excommunicates his allies-Congress of Cre

. monaDeath of Sixtus IV.-Succeeded by Giambattista Cibò, who assumes the name of Innocent VIII.-Lorenzo gains the confidence of the new popeThe Florentines 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 pope--Suppresses the insurrection at OsimoCapture of Sarzana-Lorenzo protects the smaller states of ItalyThe king of Naples infringes his treaty with the pope Peace again restored-Review of the government of Florence-Regulations introduced by LorenzoProsperity of the Florentine state-Highreputation of Lorenzo-General tranquillity of Italy.

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