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Mountains of Debt and the Heart of Florence

Michael Veseth

in Mountains of Debt: Crisis and Change in Renaissance Florence, Postwar Britain, and Postwar America

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064209
eISBN:
9780199854998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064209.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Economics and politics are two sides of the same coin. This was particularly the case in the Renaissance, when the coin was a florin. Economic trends and conditions in Florence determined its ... More


Faction and Regime

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/9780199580927.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Francesco Guicciardini considered the regime of 1393–1434 the most stable and successful of Florence’s governments, chiefly because well-born men were in charge. Machiavelli disagreed, pointing to ... More


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


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