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Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence

William Connell (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232549
eISBN:
9780520928220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232549.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Renaissance Florence has often been described as the birthplace of modern individualism, as reflected in the individual genius of its great artists, scholars, and statesmen. The historical research ... More


Introduction

William J. Connell

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/9780520232549.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The contributors to this book were asked to address ways in which Renaissance Florentines expressed or shaped their identity in interaction with their society. Chapters 1 through 6 address the ... More


“Be Rather Loved Than Feared” Class Relations in Quattrocento Florence

F. W. Kent

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/9780520232549.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter demonstrates that patronage, charity, and friendship overlapped with class antagonisms in fifteenth-century Florence. The very insistence of Quattrocento moralists that people remain ... More


Raging against Priests in Italian Renaissance Verse

Lauro Martines

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/9780520232549.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores anticlerical verse in the fifteenth century, which appears to have been written principally by Florentines. Since the great wealth of early Renaissance manuscripts reveals that ... More


Stop blaming others

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Machiavelli now turns to Italy and its recent troubles, which he blames on Italian princes. The times are ripe, he declares, for a new prince to build new, better orders in this downtrodden province. ... More


Dominions, Possessions, Dispersals: British Dantes Abroad, c.1820–1882

Nick Havely

in Dante’s British Public: Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199212446
eISBN:
9780191789472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212446.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

In the course of the nineteenth century British material ownership of the poet as a cultural possession took a variety of forms and underwent several significant changes. Three main examples of the ... More


Advising the Prince: The Enigma of Machiavelli

Mary Ann Glendon

in The Forum and the Tower: How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199782451
eISBN:
9780190252533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782451.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on Niccolò Machiavelli, a Florentine civil servant and diplomat. Machiavelli's intelligence, energy, and readiness to take on any assignment were such that the city officials ... More


A Compelling Logic

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/9780199673698.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents three works by Machiavelli. The first is a speech and an excerpt that was written amidst Pisa’s fight for independence from the Florentines in the sixteenth century. Venice, in ... More


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