Michael N. Boncardo '18, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
Date of Creation
First Year Seminar
This paper examines the use of mercenary warfare on the Italian peninsula during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. It later focuses on the unique political and economic environment in Florence that led to Niccolo Machiavelli orchestrating the creation of the Florentine militia.
This is the author's version of the work. This publication appears in Gettysburg College's institutional repository by permission of the copyright owner for personal use, not for redistribution.
Boncardo, Michael N., "With One's Own Arms: Condottieri, Machiavelli, and the Rise of the Florentine Militia" (2014). Student Publications. 256.