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Guardians of RepublicanismThe Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance$
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Mark Jurdjevic

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199204489

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.001.0001

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The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

(p.1) Introduction: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance
Guardians of Republicanism

Mark Jurdjevic (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

The introduction provides a narrative overview and survey of the five generations of the Valori analysed in the book. It explains the principal actions, conflicts, and outcomes of the family's political careers between the late fifteenth century through the late seventeenth century. Additionally, the introduction provides an overview and survey of the family's primary intellectual patronage patterns, particularly their alliances with Girolamo Savonarola, a radical Dominican reformer and prophet, Marsilio Ficino, the city's leading Neoplatonic philosopher, and Niccolò Machiavelli, the most influential political philosopher of the Italian Renaissance.

Keywords:   Valori Family, Medici, Hybrid Republicanism, Florentine Renaissance, Civic Humanism, Machiavelli, Savonarola, Marsilio Ficino

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