Emergence of A Bureaucracy

Emergence of A Bureaucracy

The Florentine Patricians, 1530-1790

Book - 1986
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Burr Litchfield traces the development of the patrician elite of Florence from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, the growth of a bureaucratic state in Tuscany during this period, and the changing relationship of the patricians to the state apparatus. His discussion of this largely neglected period of Italian history shows that the elite of the Florentine Renaissance Republic continued as the main component of the urban office-holding aristocracy under the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, and that they had an important role in the transition from Renaissance communal institutions to those of a regional state.


Originally published in 1987.


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Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1986
ISBN: 9780691054872
0691054878
Characteristics: xiii, 407 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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