The Italian City-State (from Commune to Signoria) By Philip Jones Cover Image
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This book studies the history, unique in Europe, of the Renaissance and renascences in medieval Italy: the extraordinary revival, in a profoundly altered economic and social environment, of antique urbanity--the civilization and culture of city states. The paradox arose from a peculiar situation, a double existence part ancient, part medieval, that made Italy a singular combination of both social and cultural renaissance, and economic, capitalist revolution. In this fascinating and groundbreaking study, Philip Jones traces in detail the tension and interaction between the two traditions to their culmination in two rival regimes of communes and despots.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780198225850
ISBN-10: 0198225857
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Publication Date: July 17th, 1997
Pages: 712
Language: English