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The Soderini and the Medici

Paula C. Clarke


This account of the careers of two brothers, Tommaso and Niccolò Soderini, and their relationship with the Medici family opens up a new perspective on the political world of Renaissance Florence. The Soderini were at different times supporters and adversaries of the Medici, whose rise to power remains the subject of historical debate. Based on hitherto unpublished sources, particularly from the archives of Florence and Milan, this book examines the nature of the ascendancy of the Medici and of the opposition to them, the sources of their power, the operation of their system of patronage, the b ... More

Keywords: Tommaso Soderini, Niccolò Soderini, Medici family, Florence, Milan, power, patronage, political elites, Renaissance Italy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198229926
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229926.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paula C. Clarke, author
University of Warsaw