Florentine Essays: Selected Writings of Marvin B. Becker.
Becker, Marvin B. Collected by James Banker and Carol Lansing.
Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2002. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear to the edges of the boards and slight bumping to the heel and head of the spine. Dj has some light wear along the edges also and minor scuffing to the covers. 312 pages with footnotes. A collection of 11 essays by the noted historian Marvin Becker on Medieval-Renaissance Florence. The essays are: 1. The Execution of the Legislation against Monopolistic Practices of the Florentine Guilds in the Middle of the Fourteenth Century, 2. Florentine Politics and the Diffusion of Heresy in the Trecento: A Socioeconomic Inquiry, 3. The Republican City-State in Florence: An Inquiry into Its Origins and Survival (1280-1434), 4. Church and State in Florenceon the Eve of the Renaissance (1343-1382), 5. A Study of Political Failure: The Florentine Magnates (1280-1343), 6. Economic CHange and the Emerging Florentine Territorial State, 7. The Florentine Territorial State and Civic Humanism in the Early Renaissance, 8. Heresy in Medieval and Renaissance Florence: A Comment, 9. An Essay on the Quest for Identity in the Early Italian Renaissance, 10. Individualism in the Early Italian Renaissance: Burden and Blessing, 11. Aspects of Lay Piety in Early Renaissance Florence. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover (Item ID: 14909)