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The Origins of the Soderini–Medici Bond

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/9780198229926.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter traces the origins of the Soderini–Medici bond. The first section examines how the Soderini become involved with the Medici. With Niccolò Soderini's failed assassination of Niccolò da ... More


Parenti, Amici, Vicini

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/9780198229926.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The case of Niccolò and Tommaso Soderini suggests that fraternal rivalry played a role in the development of their political enmity, as jealousy developed over political success and acquisition of ... More


The Soderini Brothers’ Economic World

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/9780198229926.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Soderini brothers offer an example of patricians who gained political success despite their limited financial resources. Their careers indicate how political activity could provide opportunities ... More


The Soderini and the Medici

Paula C. Clarke

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229926
eISBN:
9780191678943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229926.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This account of the careers of two brothers, Tommaso and Niccolò Soderini, and their relationship with the Medici family opens up a new perspective on the political world of Renaissance Florence. The ... More


Opposing Political Paths

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/9780198229926.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The settlement of 1444 constituted a turning point not just for the Soderini, but for the regime as a whole. When it was clear that the controls were to be used to shift the locus of political power, ... More


Tommaso at the Pinnacle of Power

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/9780198229926.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

During the last years of Piero de' Medici's life, from 1466 to 1469, the careers of Niccolò and Tommaso Soderini demonstrated what the political winners and losers could expect in Medicean Florence. ... More


Conclusion

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/9780198229926.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Although the book has dealt principally with the careers of only two citizens, it suggests more general conclusions regarding the nature of politics in fifteenth-century Florence. Tommaso Soderini's ... More


Introduction

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/9780198229926.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This work aims to show how politics worked in fifteenth-century Florence, and the factors that brought about the constitutional change for which the period was well known. These political changes ... More


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