Creating the Florentine state : peasants and rebellion, 1348-1434 (Book, 2008) []
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Creating the Florentine state : peasants and rebellion, 1348-1434

Creating the Florentine state : peasants and rebellion, 1348-1434

Author: Samuel Kline Cohn
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book takes a comprehensive approach to the political history of the Italian Renaissance by examining the mountainous periphery of the Florentine state and the political effects of widespread and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Kline Cohn
ISBN: 9780521072922 0521072921 0521663377 9780521663373
OCLC Number: 230989786
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction; Part I. Culture, Demography, and Fiscality: 1. Networks of culture and the mountains; 2. Mountain civilization and fiscality, 1393; 3. Fiscality and change, 1355-1487; Part II. Peasant Protest in the Mountains: Three Views: 4. Peasant insurrection in the mountains: the chroniclers' view; 5. Peasant insurrection in the mountains as seen in the criminal records; 6. Rebellion as seen from the provvisioni; Part III. Governmental Clemency and the Hinterland: 7. Florentine peasant petitions: an institutional perspective; 8. The reasons for assistance; 9. What the peasants won; Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography.
Responsibility: by Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.


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