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Living on the Edge in Leonardo's FlorenceSelected Essays$
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Gene Brucker

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520241343

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520241343.001.0001

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Fede and Fiducia

Fede and Fiducia

The Problem of Trust in Italian History, 1300–1500

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Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence
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Jeff Mielke

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520241343.003.0005

This chapter discusses the problem of fede and fiducia in Italian urban society from the fourteenth to the end of the fifteenth century. It examines fede in an economic context such as the development of mercantile structures and practices, and in a political context. This chapter excludes any treatment of trust in private relationships between family, between neighbors, between patrons and clients. Instead, it focuses on the mechanisms developed by Italian city-states to promote trust among their citizens and with other Italian states. It identifies the areas of civic experience where fede was generally sustained, and where it was not. Most of the evidence presented in this chapter came from Florentine sources as well as from material from societies such as Venice and Genoa.

Keywords:   fede, fiducia, urban society, trust, Italian city-states, civic experience

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