History of Florence 1200-1575

ISBN-10: 1405182423
ISBN-13: 9781405182423
Edition: 2006
Authors: John M. Najemy
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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628

In this history of Florence, distinguished historian John Najemy discusses all the major developments in Florentine history from 1200 to 1575. * Captures Florence's transformation from a medieval commune into an aristocratic republic, territorial state, and monarchy. * Weaves together intellectual, cultural, social, economic, religious, and political developments. * Academically rigorous yet accessible and appealing to the general reader. * Likely to become the standard work on Renaissance Florence for years to come.

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Elite Families
Lineages
Knighthood and Feuds
Political Alignments and Factions
Culture and Religion
The Popolo
Definitions
Guilds
Culture and Education: Notaries
Religion
Critique of Elite Misrule
Early Conflicts of Elite and Popolo
Before 1250
Primo Popolo
Angevin Alliance
Priorate of the Guilds
Second Popolo and the Ordinances of Justice
Elite Resurgence: Black and White Guelfs
Domestic Economy and Merchant Empires to 1340
Population: City and Contado
Textiles, Building, and Provisioning
Merchant Companies and the Mercanzia
Taxation and Public Finances
The Fourteenth-Century Dialogue of Power
Elite Dominance, 1310-40
Crisis of the 1340s and the Third Popular Government
Funded Public Debt and Bankruptcies
Elite Recovery and Popular Reaction
War against the Church
Revolution and Realignment
Workers' Economic Conditions
The Ciompi Revolution
The Last Guild Government
Counterrevolution
Fear of the Working Classes
Consensus Politics
War, Territorial Expansion, and the Transformation of Political Discourse
First Visconti Wars
Territorial Dominion: The Conquest of Pisa
Civic Humanism
The Civic Family
Family and State in the Age of Consensus
The Family Imaginary
Households, Marriage, Dowries
Women, Property, Inheritance
Children, Hospitals, Charity
Policing Sodomy
Fateful Embrace: The Emergence of the Medici
A New Style of Leadership
Fiscal Crisis and the Catasto
Cosimo's Money and Friends
Showdown
The Medici and the Ottimati: A Partnership of Conflict Part I: Cosimo and Piero
Institutional Controls
External Supports: Papacy and Sforza Milan
Cosimo's Coup
The Ottimati Challenge Piero
The Luxury Economy and Art Patronage
Poverty and Wealth
Public and Private Patronage
Family Commemoration and Self-Fashioning
The Medici and the Ottimati: A Partnership of Conflict Part 2: Lorenzo
Lorenzo's Elders
Lorenzo's Volterra Massacre
Pazzi Conspiracy and War
The (Insecure) Prince in All but Name
Building a Dynasty
Reinventing the Republic
French Invasion and Expulsion of the Medici
The Great Council
Savonarola's Holy Republic
Domestic Discord and Dominion Crises
Soderini, Machiavelli's Militia, and Pisa
Papal Overlords
The Cardinal and a Controversial Marriage
Fall of the Republic and Return of the Medici
A Regime Adrift
Aristocratic and Popular Republicanisms
The Nascent Principate
The Last Republic and the Medici Duchy
Revolution
Siege
Imposition of a New Order
Ducal Government
Finances and Economy
Courtly and Cultural Discipline
Victor and Vanquished
Epilogue: Remembrance of Things Past
Index

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