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Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence
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Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence

William Connell

Abstract

Renaissance Florence has often been described as the birthplace of modern individualism, as reflected in the individual genius of its great artists, scholars, and statesmen. The historical research of recent decades has instead shown that Florentines during the Renaissance remained enmeshed in relationships of family, neighborhood, guild, patronage, and religion that, from a twenty-first-century perspective, greatly limited the scope of individual thought and action. The sixteen chapters in this volume expand the groundbreaking work of Gene Brucker, the historian in recent decades who has been ... More

Keywords: Florence, Renaissance, individualism, Florentines, Gene Brucker, merchant elite, Florentine religion, society, criminals, expatriates

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520232549
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520232549.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Connell, editor

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