The city of Petrarch in the 13th century, Padua was under constant threat of foreign domination in the 14th century. In the turbulent years between 1318 and 1405, ten rulers succeeded one another as Lord of Padua; nine of those rulers were members of a single family - the Carrara. This account is a detailed study of an early Italian signorial regime. The author begins by describing Padua's late-medieval settings, exploring the geographic and institutional givens inherited by the early Carrara lords as they fought to maintain their city's independence. He also examines the changing composition of the Carrara family relationships, the regime's household government, its economic and landed interests, investments in textiles and trade and the developmnet of its own mint and tax system.
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"A richly detailed portrait of the rise and decline of the Carrara lordship across three distinct periods... Essential reading for all scholars of Renaissance Italy." -- Maureen F. Mazzaoui, Sixteenth Century Journal
"Kohl's book will greatly help historians of late medieval Italy understand the way that force, popular approval, humanistic propaganda, ceremonial inauguration and links to outside protectors such as Venice or the German Empire could all be put to excellent use in presenting the signore as the saviour of the city... To say that a better title might have been The Carrara and Italy is not to disparage this splendid book, but to emphasize its wider importance for the study of Italian despotism, for Venetian history and for the understanding of the intricate web of alliances and counter-alliances which brought the Carrara to power, and in the end brought their annihilation." -- David Abulafia, Times Literary Supplement
"Copiously documented and solidly researched." -- John K. Brackett, Speculum
"Based on all the known archival, manuscript, and printed sources, this is an excellent, detailed political narrative of a late-medieval Italian city-state." -- ChoiceBook Description:
"This is the first comprehensive study in English of one of the foremost ruling dynasties of fourteenth century Italy. Characterized by thorough and meticulous research and by clarity in style and argument Kohl's work marks a major contribution to our understanding of an early Renaissance state and court." -- John Law, University of Wales, Swansea
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Descrizione libro The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0801857031