By Samuel K. Cohn Jr
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.
Creating the Florentine State: Peasants and Rebellion, 1348-1434 by Samuel K. Cohn Jr