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By Paula Findlen, Michelle M. Fontaine, Duane J. Osheim

ISBN-10: 080473934X

ISBN-13: 9780804739344

For decades English-language scholarship on overdue medieval and early glossy Italy was once principally ruled via paintings on Florence—as a urban, tradition, and monetary and political entity. up to now few many years, even if, scholarship has moved well past the “Florentine version” to discover the variety of Italian city and provincial life—the “many Italies” that stretched from the Apennines to the Mediterranean. This quantity brings jointly a gaggle of 16 city, social, spiritual, and fiscal historians of overdue medieval and early glossy Italy whose paintings displays this shift, and illustrates a number of the major new study instructions of the sector. on the volume’s middle are questions vital to all historians of overdue medieval and early sleek Europe: What does the recent paintings on Italy past Florence need to say in regards to the conventional definition of the Renaissance, a definition that made Florence its paradigmatic expression? What new questions about the interval ordinarily have emerged because of decentering the Renaissance? How has the trouble to view Florence in a much wider set of Italian and Mediterranean political and financial networks shed new mild at the background of urban states? and the way has this paintings ended in a reexamination of the continuities connecting the past due medieval global to the early glossy interval? In exploring the contours of Italy from the 11th during the 17th centuries, the amount creates a panorama opposed to which to guage the present kingdom of Florentine experiences, the resurgence of Venetian reports, the renewed curiosity in Italy below Spanish rule, and the advance of many different nearby and native histories which are more and more utilized by students to facilitate a broader knowing of Italy as a complete.

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The patterns of religiosity observed in Italy are by no means exclusively Italian, but they are generally Catholic. Yet we can observe numerous ways in which the distinctiveness of Italian life contributed to the kind of religious beliefs, practices, and institutions evident in medieval and early modern Italy. “Do not think of me as a man of Assisi,” proclaimed St. 58 One suspects that it was impossible for people to forget that he was a citizen of this small Umbrian town, even as he preached a universal message of faith.

Their missionary activities, on the other hand, contributed to the development of strong urban identities. ” All the chapters in Part II underline the importance of geographical difference and economic, political, and religious experiences in forming the connection of individual to town and countryside. A D R I A T I C Ravenna S E A Imola Pontremoli Faenza Forli Firenzuola Gavignana La Spezia S. Marcello Carrara Pistoia Pescia Viareggio Cesena Rimini Borgo S. Lorettzo Prato Lucca Pisa Empoli S.

Indeed, throughout the second half of the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, communities such as Santa Lucia Ognissanti fuori le mura, whose members attended churches located within the city but whose districts lay outside the city walls, experienced the symbiotic relationship with the city and the favorable fiscal treatment The Other Florence Within Florence 35 that Fiumi generalized for the entire contado, mostly before the Black Death. 5 percent of its villagers’ estimated wealth, which meant that even in times of war before the crisis years of the 1390s, this parish rarely was forced to pay more than 1 percent per annum of its wealth in direct taxes.

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