List of Illustrations
Prologue: Seriously Seeking Florence
1. 'St John's Sheep-fold': The City Emergent
2. Fire, Flood, Plague, War and Art: The City Renascent
3. The City and Its Citizens in Perspective
4. Public Competition among the Artists
5. Artists in Collaboration
6. 'To Florence and God the wrong was done'
7. The Republic under First Medici Sway
8. Lorenzo de' Medici and 'the most beautiful city'
9. 'The Troubles of Italy'
10. Triumphal Entries and Fatal Exits
11. 'A young man on a marvellous horse'
12. The Princely City
13. Putting on the Style
14. The Enlightened City and the New Troubles of Italy
Epilogue: Florence as Cradle and Capital
Medici Family Tree
Books for Further Reading