Public Life in Renaissance Florence / Edition 1

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"A remarkable book. . . . One of the most original and absorbing to appear for some time. . . . In Trexler's hands old clues and apparently antiquarian learning have been transformed into a powerful new vision of society in Florence (and, by implication, in other late medieval urban communities). . . . An enviable achievement. Few academic historians have it in them to write a book such as Public Life, at once a creative whole (one which will outlive many of its particular propositions) and a rare stimulus to further research."—Journal of Modern History

"Immensely stimulating and useful. . . . A rich mine of ritual lore with a practicality inexhaustible vein of arresting insights on the role of ceremony in a community. . . . Trexler brings to his ritual actors a forceful constructive and critical intelligence, extraordinary resources of imagination and energy, and a wonderfully perceptive and committed appreciation for both the creative play and the moral purposefulness of their performances."—Art Bulletin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801499791
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1991
  • Series: Studies in Social Discontinuity
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 620
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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