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The Social World of the Florentine Humanists 1390 - 1460

The Social World of the Florentine Humanists 1390 - 1460

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The Social World of the Florentine Humanists 1390 - 1460

by Martines, Lauro

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Book condition would be Near Fine, save for a little foxing on top page edges, and slight bumping at heel of spine. Spine of dust jacket is tanned, and there are a couple of very small tears on the back of it, as well as a tiny chip out of it at back of head of spine. Binding itself is tight, solid and straight. All pages bright, clean and unmarked.

Prof. Martines broke new ground with this book, describing the social, political, financial, familial and civic circumstances and backgrounds of prominent Florentine humanists, as well as how they were regarded by other prominent Florentines of the time.

From exhaustive research in the manuscripts of the Archivio di Stato, he has shown that fewer of the leaders of humanistic endeavor relied on outside patronage that had been supposed; he also shows the principal taxpaying families of Florence during the earlier Quattrocento.


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The Social World of the Florentine Humanists 1390 - 1460
Martines, Lauro
Gray cloth, gold-stamped title and author's name in red label, dust jacket with woodcut by Miscomini
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Princeton University Press
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Public life, family, mariage in Renaissance Florence; Salutati, de' Rossi, Rinuccini, Bruni, Bracciolini, Marsuppini, Niccoli, Palmieri
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Italian Renaissance;
9 12" x 6 1/4"

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