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The Resource The fruit of liberty : political culture in the Florentine Renaissance, 1480-1550, Nicholas Scott Baker

The fruit of liberty : political culture in the Florentine Renaissance, 1480-1550, Nicholas Scott Baker

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The fruit of liberty : political culture in the Florentine Renaissance, 1480-1550
Title
The fruit of liberty
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political culture in the Florentine Renaissance, 1480-1550
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Nicholas Scott Baker
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Language
eng
Summary
In the middle decades of the sixteenth century, the republican city-state of Florence-birthplace of the Renaissance-failed. In its place the Medici family created a principality, becoming first dukes of Florence and then grand dukes of Tuscany. The Fruit of Liberty examines how this transition occurred from the perspective of the Florentine patricians who had dominated and controlled the republic. The book analyzes the long, slow social and cultural transformations that predated, accompanied, and facilitated the institutional shift from republic to principality, from citizen to subject. More than a chronological narrative, this analysis covers a wide range of contributing factors to this transition, from attitudes toward office holding, clothing, and the patronage of artists and architects to notions of self, family, and gender. Using a wide variety of sources including private letters, diaries, and art works, Nicholas Baker explores how the language, images, and values of the republic were reconceptualized to aid the shift from citizen to subject. He argues that the creation of Medici principality did not occur by a radical break with the past but with the adoption and adaptation of the political culture of Renaissance republicanism --
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contains biographical information
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1975-
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Baker, Nicholas Scott
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
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Florence (Italy)
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The fruit of liberty : political culture in the Florentine Renaissance, 1480-1550, Nicholas Scott Baker
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Introduction: States and Status in the Florentine Renaissance 1. Imagining Florence: The Civic World of the Late Fifteenth Century 2. Great Expectations: The Place of the Medici in the Office-Holding Class, 1480-1527 3. Defending Liberty: The Climacteric of Republican Florence 4. Neither Fish nor Flesh: The Difficulties of Being Florentine, 1530-1537 5. Reimagining Florence: The Court Society of the Mid-Sixteenth Century Conclusion: Florence and Renaissance Republicanism Appendix 1: A Partial Reconstruction of the Office-Holding Class of Florence, ca. 1500 Appendix 2: Biographical Information
Control code
FIEb1749025x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 368 pages
Isbn
9780674724525
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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illustrations
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  • (DLC) 2012051725
  • (OCoLC)825049149
Label
The fruit of liberty : political culture in the Florentine Renaissance, 1480-1550, Nicholas Scott Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: States and Status in the Florentine Renaissance 1. Imagining Florence: The Civic World of the Late Fifteenth Century 2. Great Expectations: The Place of the Medici in the Office-Holding Class, 1480-1527 3. Defending Liberty: The Climacteric of Republican Florence 4. Neither Fish nor Flesh: The Difficulties of Being Florentine, 1530-1537 5. Reimagining Florence: The Court Society of the Mid-Sixteenth Century Conclusion: Florence and Renaissance Republicanism Appendix 1: A Partial Reconstruction of the Office-Holding Class of Florence, ca. 1500 Appendix 2: Biographical Information
Control code
FIEb1749025x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 368 pages
Isbn
9780674724525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2012051725
  • (OCoLC)825049149

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