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Lucca, 1430-1494 : the reconstruction of an Italian city-republic

Author: M E Bratchel
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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This is the first full scholarly history of Lucca in the fifteenth century, from the overthrow of the Guinigi despotism to the beginning of the French invasion of Italy. Thoroughly grounded in the archives, the study covers a wide range of important themes and topics in Lucchese history. Dr Bratchel explores both the politics and the economy of the city, examining city governance and relations with its subject  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Bratchel, M.E.
Lucca, 1430-1494.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)622387983
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M E Bratchel
ISBN: 0198204841 9780198204848
OCLC Number: 30813751
Description: viii, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Lucca 1430-1440: The Politics of Reconstruction --
3. Lucca 1440-1494: An Unquiet Stability --
4. Lucca 1430-1494: The Structure of Politics --
5. The Economy of Fifteenth-Century Lucca: Manufacture, Trade, and Banking --
6. Urban Society and the Countryside: Patterns of Interdependence and Control --
7. The Hegemonic City and its Subject Communities --
8. The Lucchese Republic and the Church: The Clerical Buttress --
9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: M.E. Bratchel.
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