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Author Shaw, Christine (Italian Renaissance historian)

Title Popular government and oligarchy in Renaissance Italy / by Christine Shaw
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 332 pages)
Series The medieval Mediterranean, 0928-5520 ; v. 66
Medieval Mediterranean ; v. 66.
Contents Cover13; -- Copyright13; -- Contents13; -- Abbreviations13; -- Preface13; -- Part I -- Chapter One: Popular Government in Siena13; -- Chapter Two: Challenge and Response13; -- Chapter Three: Making the Nobles Unwelcome13; -- Chapter Four: Radical Popular Government and its Discontents13; -- Chapter Five: An Insecure Oligarchy13; -- Chapter Six: Towards a Signoria13; -- Part II13; -- Introduction to Part II13; -- Chapter Seven: Popular Government13; -- Chapter Eight: Oligarchy13; -- Chapter Nine: Striking a Balance13; -- Chapter Ten: Popular Government Under Pressure13; -- Conclusion13; -- Glossary13; -- Archival and Manuscript Sources13; -- Bibliography13; -- Index13
Summary This book is an examination of the nature of the governments of towns and cities, great and small, in Renaissance Italy, and of why oligarchic regimes were becoming increasingly prevalent. Themes and questions arising from a case-study of the dramatic changes in the government of fifteenth-century Siena form the basis for the analysis of popular government and oligarchy throughout Italy, from Piedmont and the Veneto to Sicily, and of how they were shaped by social change, institutional developments and external threats and pressures, especially war. In a field dominated by local studies, this comparative approach provides a fresh understanding of the important problem of how and why broadly-based governments were losing ground to oligarchy throughout Italy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-323) and index
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Subject Local government -- Italy -- History
Oligarchy -- Italy -- History
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
Local government
Oligarchy
Politics and government
Politische Elite
Oligarchie
Stadt
Kommunalpolitik
Lokaal bestuur.
Stadstaten.
Oligarchie.
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1268-1559.
Siena (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 1355-1557
Italy
Italy -- Siena
Siena
Italien
Italiƫ.
Siena.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789047410621
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9781281400109
9786611400101
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