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From Bruni to Savonarola: Fortune, Venice and Apocalypse

J.G.A. Pocock and Richard Whatmore

in The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691172231
eISBN:
9781400883516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172231.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter is concerned with Florentine thought during the century which followed 1434, when Cosimo de’ Medici established a sixty-year-long rule by his family, manipulating politics behind a ... More


The Republican Alternative: Florence and Venice

S. E. Finer

in The History of Government from the Earliest Times: Volume II: The Intermediate Ages

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207900
eISBN:
9780191677854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207900.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The Middle Ages were the scene of a perpetual struggle for rights, privileges, and immunities against the duly constituted authorities. Where these were strong enough, they limited the autonomy they ... More


“Keep the Public Rich and the Citizens Poor”: Economic Inequality and Political Corruption in the Discourses

John P. McCormick

in Reading Machiavelli

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691183503
eISBN:
9780691187914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183503.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter indicates how, when one realizes that Machiavelli presents the Gracchi's career in the Discourses in such a way that he may be read as both endorsing and criticizing the ill-fated Roman ... More


Francesco Valori and the Savonarolan Republic

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter One analyzes the career of Francesco Valori and the nature of and motives for his alliance with Savonarola. Francesco and Savonarola first encountered each other as opponents, the former ... More


People and Elites in Republican Constitutions, Traditional and Modern

John P. McCormick

in The Paradox of Constitutionalism: Constituent Power and Constitutional Form

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552207
eISBN:
9780191709654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552207.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Utilising the works of the early 16th century Florentine republicans, Guicciardini and Machiavelli, this chapter focuses on a critical distinction between traditional and modern constitutions. In ... More


Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Mark Jurdjevic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Guardians of Republicanism analyses the political and intellectual history of Renaissance Florence—republican and princely—by focusing on five generations of the Valori family, each of ... More


Insiders and Outsiders: The Changing Boundaries of Exile

Alison Brown

in Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232549
eISBN:
9780520928220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232549.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter argues that exile did not lose its sting in the fifteenth century. The Medici adopted a new approach that targeted not just specific opponents but also the identity and power of entire ... More


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