Private Wealth in Renaissance Florence

Private Wealth in Renaissance Florence

by Richard A. Goldthwaite


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The histories of six generations of the Strozzi, Gondi, Guicciardini, and Capponi families are traced from the fifteenth to the mid-sixteenth centuries by focusing on the family household as defined by the economic bonds reflected in account books. These four families were among the best known of the city's patriciate and were influential in affairs of the city. Their histories serve as case studies in seeking to determine the nature of the patrician family as a specific kind of social institution and to assess its importance in Florentine history. A concluding chapter attempts to relate the changing composition of the family to the general development of Renaissance civilization.

Originally published in 1968.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691622200
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Princeton Legacy Library , #2322
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 1,203,803
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Acknowledgments, pg. vii
  • Contents, pg. ix
  • List of Tables and Charts, pg. xi
  • Abbreviations, pg. 1
  • Introduction, pg. 3
  • I. The Administration of Private Wealth, pg. 15
  • II. The Strozzi in the Fifteenth Century, pg. 31
  • III. The Strozzi in the Early Sixteenth Century, pg. 74
  • IV. The Guicciardini, pg. 109
  • V. The Gondi, pg. 157
  • VI. The Capponi, pg. 187
  • VII. Private Wealth and the Family, pg. 234
  • Appendices, pg. 277
  • List of Works Cited, pg. 291
  • Index, pg. 305

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