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The product of years of archival research, this magisterial account is the first major work on the Carrara of Padua in more than a century and the first detailed study of an early Italian signorial regime ever published.
Benjamin G. Kohl begins by describing Padua's late medieval setting, exploring the geographic and institutional givens inherited by the early Carrara lords as they fought to maintain their city's independence. He then offers a detailed analysis of the Carrara's century-long relationship with their powerful neighbor, Venice -- sometimes protector and sometimes nemesis. Kohl shows how the Carrara, emboldened by new mid-century alliances with the Holy Roman Emporer and the King of Hungary, tried to carve out a large territorial state in northeast Italy, thereby directly challenging Venice's vital interests. In fighting for the city's survival, the Carrara lords revitalized the city's government and stabilized ties with other elite Paduan families to form a unified society. Yet in the end, Padua succumbed to Venice's overwhelming power.
Kohl also examines the changing composition of the Carrara family relationships, the regime's household government, its economic and landed interests, investments in textiles and trade, and the development of its own mint and tax system. By providing a nuanced view of the growth of state power in the hands of a single dynasty, Kohl lays to rest the received notion of the lawless Renaissance despot. Enriched with illustrations from contemporary frescoes, architectural monuments, manuscripts, and maps, this important study will set the terms for all future discussion of the nature of the late medieval Italian dynastic state.
Über den Autor:
Benjamin G. Kohl is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities at Vassar College. He is coeditor of The Earthly Republic: Italian Humanists on Government and Society as well as several other collections of early humanist Latin works, and he is the author of numerous studies on the political and cultural history of the early Italian Renaissance.
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