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The Intellectual Struggle for Florence: Humanists and the Beginnings of the Medici Regime, 1420-1440

Arthur Field


The book is an analysis of the ideology that developed in Florence with the rise of the Medici during the early fifteenth century, a period long recognized as the most formative of the early Renaissance. Instead of simply describing early Renaissance ideas, it attempts to relate them to specific social and political conflicts of the fifteenth century and to the development of the Medici regime. It first shows how, as a party, the Medici came to be viewed as fundamentally different from their opponents (the “oligarchs”). Then it explores the intellectual world of these oligarchs (the “tradition ... More

Keywords: humanist, Medici, Florence, Francesco Filelfo, Leonardo Bruni, Niccolò Niccoli, Poggio, popular culture, Renaissance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198791089
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198791089.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur Field, author
Associate Professor of History (Emeritus), Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington