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By John E. Law,Bernadette Paton

construction on very important matters highlighted by way of the past due Philip Jones, this quantity explores key elements of the town nation in late-medieval and Renaissance Italy, fairly the character and caliber of other sorts of executive. It specializes in the it sounds as if antithetical yet frequently related governmental varieties represented through the republics and despotisms of the interval. starting with a reprint of Jones's unique 1965 article, the quantity then presents twenty new essays that think again the problems he raised in gentle of recent scholarship. Taking a vast chronological and geographic technique, the gathering deals a well timed re-assessment of a question of perennial curiosity to city and political historians, in addition to people with an curiosity in medieval and Renaissance Italy.

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