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Florentine Tuscany: Structures and Practices of Power

Cambridge University Press, 2000

Florentine Tuscany: Structures and Practices of Power William J. Connell, Ph.D.
Department of History

This volume gathers together seventeen original essays that represent the new directions being taken by historians of the Florentine Renaissance. Florence has often been studied in the past for its distinctive urban culture and society, while insufficient attention has been paid to the important Tuscan territorial state that was created by Florence in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. These essays offer new and exemplary approaches toward state-building, political vocabulary, political economy, civic humanism, local history and social patronage.


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