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The Political Collapse of the Oligarchic Regime, 1426–1434

Arthur Field

in The Intellectual Struggle for Florence: Humanists and the Beginnings of the Medici Regime, 1420-1440

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198791089
eISBN:
9780191833625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791089.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

The chapter contains an analysis of the speech of Rinaldo degli Albizzi at an oligarchic rally at the church of Santo Stefano in 1426 and discusses the debates over a new tax, the catasto, in 1422–7, ... More


The Crisis of 1465–1466

Paula C. Clarke

in The Soderini and the Medici

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229926
eISBN:
9780191678943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229926.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Tommaso Soderini's promotion for a second time to the post of Standardbearer of Justice gave him considerable authority within the regime. On October 1463, he was selected as ambassador to Venice. ... More


Regime and Repression

John M. Najemy

in Machiavelli's Broken World

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780199580927
eISBN:
9780191948602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580927.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 8 examines Machiavelli’s representation of Cosimo’s regime. As he acknowledged to friends, writing about the Medici required circumspection. Keeping Cosimo in the background, he underscores ... More


Poggio and the Ideology of the Medici Regime

Arthur Field

in The Intellectual Struggle for Florence: Humanists and the Beginnings of the Medici Regime, 1420-1440

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198791089
eISBN:
9780191833625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791089.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

The chapter looks at how Poggio (1380–1459) went from early book hunting (the source of his fame today) to becoming the major ideologue of the Medici regime (without him, it was believed, Cosimo de’ ... More


Niccolò Niccoli, the Man Who Was Nothing

Arthur Field

in The Intellectual Struggle for Florence: Humanists and the Beginnings of the Medici Regime, 1420-1440

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198791089
eISBN:
9780191833625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791089.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines how Niccolò Niccoli (1364–1437), the humanist closest to Cosimo de’ Medici and hated by many scholars from his time to our own, represented a negation of contemporary culture—a ... More


Medici Florence

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

in Architecture since 1400

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter describes the architecture of Florence during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and how it was shaped by a single family, the Medicis. In 1445, for instance, construction began on ... More


The Arts of Magnificence: Early Modern Exemplars

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter approaches patronal relationships from the patrons’ viewpoint, with particular attention to the Estensi and Medici, to examine how patronage became the art of the powerful and ... More


Leaders and Strategies

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Machiavelli on International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673698
eISBN:
9780191803680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673698.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents four texts that express Machiavelli’s thoughts on different rulers. The first excerpt, from Florentine Histories, describes Cosimo de’ Medici (1389–1464), a banker and de facto ... More


Lippi sings the blues

Daniel Karlin

in Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

In Robert Browning’s poem ‘Fra Lippo Lippi’, the painter is caught playing truant in the red-light district of Renaissance Florence. Lippi, a child of the streets who has attracted the patronage of ... More


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