Lucca 1430-1494: The Reconstruction of an Italian City-Republic

Hardcover | April 1, 1981

byM. E. Bratchel

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This is the first full scholarly history of Lucca in the fifteenth century, from the overthrow of the Guinigi despotism to the beginning of the French invasion of Italy. Thoroughly grounded in the archives, the study covers a wide range of important themes and topics in Lucchese history. DrBratchel explores both the politics and the economy of the city, examining city governance and relations with its subject communities. He sets Lucca in its regional context as an important city-republic and as a neighbour of the large and powerful city of Florence. His study makes an importantcontribution to knowledge of fifteeenth-century Italian history.

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This is the first full scholarly history of Lucca in the fifteenth century, from the overthrow of the Guinigi despotism to the beginning of the French invasion of Italy. Thoroughly grounded in the archives, the study covers a wide range of important themes and topics in Lucchese history. DrBratchel explores both the politics and the ec...

M. E. Bratchel is at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:358 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 1.02 inPublished:April 1, 1981Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198204841

ISBN - 13:9780198204848

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`fills a gap and contributes significantly to the debates ... one must applaud a well-researched and convincing book which presents a picture of the relatively harmonious and effective republican regime that replace the Guinigi signoria in 1430.'M.E. Mallett, University of Warwick, EHR Jun. 97