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Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Mark Jurdjevic


Guardians of Republicanism analyses the political and intellectual history of Renaissance Florence—republican and princely—by focusing on five generations of the Valori family, each of which played a dynamic role in the city's political and cultural life. The Valori were early and influential supporters of the Medici family, but were also crucial participants in the city's periodic republican revivals throughout the Renaissance. Mark Jurdjevic examines their political struggles and conflicts against the larger backdrop of their patronage and support of the Neoplatonic philosopher ... More

Keywords: Valori Family, Machiavelli, Savonarola, Ficino, Medici, Florentine Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance Republicanism, Florentine republic, Renaissance humanism, Hybrid Republicanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199204489
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Jurdjevic, author
Assistant Professor, University of Ottowa
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