This book examines the social history of Florence during the critical period of its growth and development in the early modern period, from the fourteenth through to sixteenth centuries. Treating the city, its art, and its rituals, the contributors to this volume consider well-known objects, monuments, sites, and events in the vivifying context of a variety of spaces, which are here understood as a dimension of physical, psychological, religious, and political perceptions for the city of Florence during the Renaissance. The volume provides a multi-dimensional view of Florence as it evolved into an economic powerhouse and dynamic center of artistic achievement, as well as the setting for political and religious struggles. It also demonstrates how permeable boundaries between the disciplines of history and art history have become.
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(228mm x 152mm x 43mm)
Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - Roger J. Crum
Roger J. Crum is Professor of Art History at the University of Dayton, where he has held the Graul Chair in Arts and Languages. John T. Paoletti is William B. Kenan Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Art History at Wesleyan University.