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By Samuel K. Cohn Jr

ISBN-10: 0511003609

ISBN-13: 9780511003608

ISBN-10: 0521663377

ISBN-13: 9780521663373

This publication takes a brand new method of the political heritage of the Italian Renaissance. It examines the Florentine nation from its mountainous outer edge, the place Florence met its such a lot strenuous competition to territorial incorporation. From a tributary country, which handled its surrounding geographical region as little greater than a tax reservoir and a buffer opposed to international invaders, Florence started to see its personal self-interest as intertwined with that of its zone and its rural subjects--a switch caused by means of frequent and profitable peasant uprisings, hitherto unrecorded by means of historians.

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Università degli Studi di Firenze, . For the Medici and church appointments, see Roberto Bizzocchi, Chiesa e potere nella Toscana del Quattrocento (Bologna, ). From the letters of Lorenzo de’ Medici, see Connell, “Changing Patterns of Medicean Patronage: The Florentine Dominion during the Fifteenth Century,” in Lorenzo il Magnifico e il suo mondo, ed. by G. C. Garfagnini (Florence, ), pp. –; “Clientelismo e Stato territoriale: Il Potere fiorentino a Pistoia nel XV secolo,” Società e Storia, no.

Guidi, Il Governo, I, pp. –. According to Stefano Casini, Dizionario biografico, geografico storico del Comune di Firenzuola,  vols. (Florence, ), I, p. ). On these mountains, see Giuseppe Barbieri, “Il Mugello. Studio de geografia umana,” Rivista Geografica Italiana,  (), p. ; and for their castles, Riccardo Francovich, I Castelli del contado fiorentino nei secoli XII e XIII (Florence, ), pp. –. For Schignano’s properties, see Estimo , village . ”60 Furthermore, for the territory just east of Wickham’s Garfagnana, David Herlihy has shown the mountains’ historical malleability.

Giovanni Boccaccio, Decameron, ed. by Vittore Branca (Milan, ), pp. –. af ag na di na Arno Va l i Ch Calvan le Colle an ti Siena no Volterra nzio lsa Bise de Ar S. Gimignano Empoli a br a Montepulciano Arezzo Cortona Alpi Fiorentine Podere Modigliana a Futa Firenzuola n g Osteria Brusciata ma ina Javello Ro orent Giogo i F Scaperia M ug Pistoia el Ca Morello lo se Montagn ntino Uccellatoio a Prato Fiorentin a S. 33 These places, still within Florence’s contado, were as far removed in distance and social-economic ties from the city as places in the territorial districtus.

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