Firenze e la Toscana
Genesi e trasformazioni di uno stato (XIV-XIX secolo)


edited by Jean Boutier, Sandro Landi, Olivier Rouchon

with essays by Gilles Bertrand, Didier Boisseul, Jean Boutier, Caroline Callard, Philippe Castagnetti, Isabelle Chabot, Emmanuelle Chapron, Hèlén Chauvineau, Samuel Fettah, Patrick Gilli, Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, Charles M. de La Roncière, Sandro Landi, Corine Maitte, Philippe Morel, Gilles Pécout, Céline Perol, Michel Plaisance, Olivier Rouchon, Ilaria Taddei, Jean-Claude Waquet

This book, inspired by a collective project published by Presses Universitaires de Rennes in which some of the leading scholars of Italian history at French universities and research institutes participated, is a starting point for readers interested in the political history of Tuscany. At the same time, however, it presents an original historiographic examination of the state dynamics of the Old Order. Twenty essays divided into four sections (each of which with its own historiographic viewpoint) take a chronological look at the development of the ancient Florentine state, from its slow and difficult formation in the 14th and 15th centuries to the long rule of the grand dukes, first the Medici family and then the Habsburg-Lorraine. The epilogue is devoted to the political views of foreign travellers between the 16th and the 18th centuries. This translation was also an opportunity to update the bibliography and revise various essays.
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Eur 25,00

Weight 0.9 kg
Dimensions 17 × 24 cm



Hardback with jacket


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