Book ID: CBB024561479

Reason and Experience in Renaissance Italy (2021)


Shaw, Christine (Author)

Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 400
Language: English

Political life in Renaissance Italy was held together by political principles which underlay, or were used to justify, political proposals and decisions in practice. This wide-ranging comparative survey examines these political principles, as expressed in sources such as council debates, preambles to legislation and official correspondence, in the mid-fifteenth to the mid-sixteenth century Italy. Focusing especially on the five republics - Florence, Venice, Genoa, Siena and Lucca - the book also considers princes and signori, and the principles underlying relations between states, particularly relations between major and minor powers. Many of the ideas articulated by those confronting practical political problems ranged beyond the questions dealt with in formal treatises of political thought and philosophy. Drawing on extensive archival research, Christine Shaw explores the relationship between 'reason and experience' in the conduct of political affairs in Renaissance Italy, and the gap between theory and practice.

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Authors & Contributors
Berveglieri, Roberto
Meserve, Margaret
Chandelier, Joël
Moudarres, Andrea
Moudarres, Christiana Purdy
Klerk, Saskia
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Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Perspectives on Science
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Cierre edizioni
Cambridge University Press
Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino
Science and politics
Experience; witness
Science and society
Environmental history
Water resource management
Experiments and experimentation
Filelfo, Francesco
Leonardo da Vinci
Galilei, Galileo
Galilei, Vincenzo
Campanella, Tommaso
Time Periods
Early modern
17th century
16th century
15th century
Venice (Italy)
Ottoman Empire
Leiden (Netherlands)
Universiteit Leiden
University of Padua

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