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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


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


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


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


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


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


The Valori Family and Machiavelli's Portraits of Francesco il vecchio

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/9780199204489.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter Three analyses the Valori family's friendship with Niccolò Machiavelli. It considers Niccolò Valori's political support of Machiavelli, their common fortunes following the restoration of the ... 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


An Uneasy Truce

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/9780198229926.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Although Galeazzo Maria Sforza was wary of Tommaso Soderini, he fulfilled his promise to Sacramoro to do his best to confirm Tommaso in his commitment to the Sforza house. While Tommaso did his best ... More


The Final Equilibrium

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/9780198229926.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The last ten years of Tommaso Soderini's life illustrate the fruitful collaboration finally established between Lorenzo de' Medici and the other leading figures of the Florentine regime. While ... 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


Entrapping an Ally: France and Florence

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/9780199673698.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents excerpts that detail Machiavelli’s mission to France in 1510. His mission was to prevent the escalation of the French-papal conflict. As soon as arrived, however, he was ... More


On Times and Affairs

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/9780199673698.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with excerpts that emphasize how knowledge of the past allows one to see what is coming and thus act in time. This is followed by the draft of a letter to Giovan Battista ... More


Survival and Security

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/9780199673698.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents texts that express Machiavelli’s thoughts on survival and security. The first is a speech that was probably given by Gonfalonier Soderini in 1503, a time when the Florentine ... More


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