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The Government of Florence Under the Medici 1434 to 1494

The Government of Florence Under the Medici 1434 to 1494

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The Government of Florence Under the Medici 1434 to 1494

by Rubinstein, Nicolai

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Near Fine; a couple of small tears at front bottom of dust jacket, some tanning of dust jacket spine and top edge and a little soiling on back; volume itself in near fine/fine condition except for a few very small stains on front page edges.. A hard-to-find first edition of Rubinstein's classic investigation into the mechanisms and strategists used by the Medici to maintain control and authority in a milieu where they had no more formal power or authority than other citizens. Based on hitherto unresearched archival material, Rubinstein goes far beyond the typical histories of Medici personalities to illustrate the complex workings of Florentine society, its electoral processes, governance and constitution, as well as the opposition to the Medici and the eventual fall of the regime.


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The Government of Florence Under the Medici 1434 to 1494
Rubinstein, Nicolai
Black cloth with gold-stamped decorations and title in red label
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Medici, Florence, early Italian Renaissance, Florentine constitution, Florentine electoral controls, opposition to Medici, Lorenzo, Cosimo, Piero, republicanism in Florence, Accoppiatpri
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Italian Renaissance;
9 1/2" x 6 1/4"

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