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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture Series|
|Edition description:||Revised ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface William J. Connell; 1. The 'material constitution' of the Florentine dominion Andrea Zorzi; 2. The language of empire Alison Brown; 3. Constitutional ambitions, legal realities and the Florentine state Jane Black; 4. Fiscality, politics and dominion in Florentine Tuscany Giuseppe Petralia; 5. Market structures Stephan R. Epstein; 6. State-building, church reform and the politics of legitimacy David S. Peterson; 7. The humanist citizen as provincial governor William J. Connell; 8. Territorial offices and office holders Laura De Angelis; 9. Demography and the politics of fiscality Samuel K. Cohn Jr; 10. Florentines and the communities of the territorial state Patrizia Salvadori; 11. Patronage and its role in government: the Florentine patriciate and Volterra Lorenzo Fabbri; 12. San Miniato al Tedesco: the evolution of the political class Francesco Salvestrini; 13. The social classes of Colle Val d'Elsa and the formation of the dominion Oretta Muzzi; 14. Arezzo, the Medici and the Florentine regime Robert Black; 15. Rubrics and requests: statutory division and supra-communal clientage in Pistoia Stephen J. Milner; 16. A comment Giorgio Chittolini.