Family and Public Life in Brescia, 1580-1650: The Foundations of Power in the Venetian State

Family and Public Life in Brescia, 1580-1650: The Foundations of Power in the Venetian State

by Joanne M. Ferraro
     
 

This book focuses on the behavior of the ruling families of Brescia.See more details below

Overview

This book focuses on the behavior of the ruling families of Brescia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521531177
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/23/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Money, weights, and measures; Introduction: the historiographical background; Part I. The Structural Framework: 1. Defining boundaries; Part II. Consolidation of the Ruling Class: 2. The evolution of the urban ruling class: profile of a composite elite; 3. Family and power: strategies of consolidation; 4. Marriage bonds, patrimonial strategies, and family relations; Part III. Aristocratization and the Governing Policies of the Venetian State: 5. Keeping civil order: families and factions; 6. The benefits of civic office; 7. The challenge to oligarchy: the''revolution of the discontented'; 8. Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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