Society of Renaissance Florence: A Documentary Study / Edition 1

Society of Renaissance Florence: A Documentary Study / Edition 1

by Gene A. Brucker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802080790

ISBN-13: 2900802080799

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

First published in 1971 by Harper & Row, The Society of Renaissance Florence is an invaluable collection of 132 original Florentine documents dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and covering a wide range of subjects from taxes to social mobility, to family, death, and civic life, to violence, crime, and morality. Also included are seldom seen

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First published in 1971 by Harper & Row, The Society of Renaissance Florence is an invaluable collection of 132 original Florentine documents dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and covering a wide range of subjects from taxes to social mobility, to family, death, and civic life, to violence, crime, and morality. Also included are seldom seen documents addressing the state of the poor and such groups as Jews, heretics, sorcerers, and homosexuals.

'I have made a conscious effort to select material which reveals something about the emotions, passions, and temperaments of Renaissance Florentines.

'These documents are examples of the raw material with which the historian works, as he attempts to describe social structures, patterns of behavior, and value systems. They should convey some sense of the complexity of this society, and of the formidable task which confronts the student who seeks to generalize about its character... They can serve as models for the student interested in the problems of urban history in pre-industrial Europe.' - From the Preface

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ISBN-13:
2900802080799
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
RSART: Renaissance Society of America Reprint Text Series
Edition description:
REP
Pages:
282

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1The Economic Structure1
IA Primitive Tax Assessment
IIThe Catasto of 1427
IIIEconomic Fortune and Social Mobility
IVAttitudes Toward Wealth
Pt. 2The Family28
IMarriage
IIDeath
IIIProperty and Inheritance
IVFamily Enmities
Pt. 3Collectivities74
ICorporations and Community
IIThe Commune
IIIThe Parte Guelfa
IVThe Guilds
Pt. 4Violence and Its Control95
IPatterns of Violence
IIThe Vendetta
IIIPrepotenza
IVAuthority and its Abuse
Pt. 5Crime and Punishment139
ICrimes of Gravity
IICrimes of Subtlety
IIIPrison
IVDiminished Responsibility: Insanity
VMercy and its Rationale
Pt. 6Public Mores179
ISumptuary Legislation
IIGambling
IIIProstitution
IVSodomy
VThe Surveillance of the Convents
Pt. 7The Popolo Minuto213
ITribulations of the Poor
IIServitude
IIISuccor for the Indigent
IVVoices of the Poor
Pt. 8Aberrants and Outgroups240
IThe Jews
IIHeretics
IIISorcerers
Select Bibliography275

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