By Samuel K. Cohn Jr
This publication takes a brand new method of the political heritage of the Italian Renaissance. It examines the Florentine nation from its mountainous outer edge, the place Florence met its such a lot strenuous competition to territorial incorporation. From a tributary country, which handled its surrounding nation-state as little greater than a tax reservoir and a buffer opposed to international invaders, Florence started to see its personal self-interest as intertwined with that of its quarter and its rural subjects--a switch caused through common and winning peasant uprisings, hitherto unrecorded through historians.
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For relations between the Guidi and their ﬁdeles, see Charles M. de la Roncière, “Fidélités, patronages, clientèles dans le contado ﬂorentin au XIVe siècle,” Ricerche Storiche , no. (): –. But as la Roncière admits, the relations between these peasants and the Commune of Florence has yet to be written, p. . See Federigo Melis, Aspetti della vita economica medievale: Studi nell’archivio Datini di Prato (Siena, ); and Giovanni Ciappelli, “Il cittadino ﬁorentino e il ﬁsco alla ﬁne del Trecento e nel corso del Quattrocento: uno studio di due casi,” Società e Storia, no.
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Florence, –). The route through the Giogo was opened in (Johan Plesner, Una rivoluzione stradale del dugento [Copenhagen, ], p. ) and was the most treacherous of the three major arteries over the Tuscan–Emilian Apennines, see J. Larner, “Crossing the Romagnol Appennines in the Renaissance,” in City and Countryside in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy: Essays presented to Philip Jones, ed. by Trevor Dean and Chris Wickham (London, ), pp. –. In early June , Ambrogio Traversari, (Hodoeporicon, ed.