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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 4 edition (18 Dec. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405859008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405859004
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.7 x 23.4 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘A little gem which radiates readable scholarship’, wrote The Times Educational Supplement on the first publication of The Italian City-Republics. Now substantially revised and fully updated, this classic book remains the best short introduction to the topic available.

 

Daniel Waley and Trevor Dean illustrate how, from the eleventh century onwards, many dozens of Italian towns achieved independence as political entities, unhindered by any centralising power. Until the fourteenth century, when the regimes of individual ‘tyrants’ took over in most towns, these communes were the scene of a precocious, and very well-documented, experiment in republican self-government.

 

Focusing on the typical medium-sized towns rather than the better-known cities, the authors draw on a rich variety of contemporary material (both documentary and literary) to portray the world of the communes, illustrating the patriotism and public spirit as well as the equally characteristic factional strife which was to tear them apart. Discussion of the artistic and social lives of the inhabitants shows how these towns were the seed-bed of the cultural achievements of the early Renaissance.

 

In this fourth edition, Trevor Dean has expanded the book’s treatment of religion, women, housing, architecture and art, to take account of recent trends in the abundant historiography of these topics. A new selection of illuminating images has been included, and the bibliography brought up to date.

 

Both students and the general reader interested in Italian history, literature and art will find this accessible book a rewarding and fascinating read.

 

Daniel Waley was Professor of History at the London School of Economics from 1970 to 1972, before becoming Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Library. He retired in 1986.

 

Trevor Dean is Professor of Medieval History at University of Roehampton. His recent books include Crime and Criminal Justice in Late Medieval Italy (2007), Crime in Medieval Europe (2001) and The Towns of Italy in the later Middle Ages (2000), a volume of translated primary texts.

About the Author

Daniel Waley was Professor of History at the London School of Economics from 1970 to 1972, before becoming Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Library. He retired in 1986.

Trevor Dean is Professor of Medieval History at University of Roehampton. His recent books include Crime and Criminal Justice in Late Medieval Italy (2007), Crime in Medieval Europe (2001) and The Towns of Italy in the later Middle Ages (2000), a volume of translated primary texts.


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