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Would it be fair to say that the "Golden Age' of Genoa was in the 12th and 13th century?
Unless you went on to detail why so, this would not be an informative statement. You could also discuss the power and energy of Genoa without recourse to a "Golden Age". --Wetman 23:39, 11 July 2005 (UTC)
No. Contrary to the article's current wording, Genoa's golden age (taken by its normal criteria - an identifiable period of increased relative power, wealth, status never attained before or since) came during its period as the bankers to the Habsburgs and Spanish America. On the other hand, the Republic was much less free and democratic by that point after Doria's reforms and it had less territory. So it'd still be arguable. -LlywelynII (talk) 18:16, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Was the Republic fully sovereign or nominally subject of the Empire? Fornadan(t) 20:05, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm not sure of the precise legalities, but it started out as an Imperial bishopric. The commune finally assumed most authority in the 1090s; Conrad let the city mint its own coins. Actual Imperial influence would've varied depending on whether the Guelf or Ghibellines were in charge and whether the Emperor's army was south of the Alps at the time, but the 1911 says they acknowledged Naples (ie, the Hohenstaufen emperors) and then (after the extinction of that line) the viscount of Milan and then the French. Doria helped the city move out of the French orbit, but I'm not sure how much authority the French actually enjoyed. -LlywelynII (talk) 18:16, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
The Italian wiki has a separate article for it. Could someone please translate it, put it up on its own page, and link it from here; or use this book to give us one? There's not much freely accessible information on the period or a list of the consuls in English. -LlywelynII (talk) 18:16, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Why is Spain the only region depicted as a "kingdom" in the graphic? In 1300 nor in in 1400 there wasn't sucha a kingdom. It could be somehow argued that Spain could exist after marriage of the Catholic kings in late S. XV, but the sovereignity of the respective kingdoms that belonged to the king and the queen was kept at least until late XVIII, in no way the dates depicted in the graphic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:31, 6 March 2014 (UTC)