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Author Kohl, Benjamin G.

Title Padua under the Carrara, 1318-1405 / Benjamin G. Kohl.

Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  945.32 KOHL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxvi, 466 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-446) and index.
Contents I. The Early Carrara, 1318-1355. 1. Late Medieval Padua: The Setting. 2. Under Foreign Domination, 1318-1337. 3. Venice's Status Noster, 1337-1355 -- II. Francesco il Vecchio, 1356-1388. 4. Seeking Other Allies, 1356-1376. 5. Signorial Government and Carrara Wealth. 6. Creating the Carrara Affinity. 7. Venice's Mortal Enemy, 1377-1388 -- III. Francesco Novello, 1388-1405. 8. Exile and Restoration, 1388-1392. 9. Reconstituting the Carrara Regime. 10. Ambition and Destruction, 1392-1405 -- App. 1. Contrade of Padua (1320) and Villages of the Padovano (1281) -- App. 2. Podesta and Vicars of Padua, 1318-1405 -- App. 3. Sales and Gifts of Carrara Property, June-November 1388.
Summary 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 examines the changing composition of the Carrara family relationships, as well as 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 view of the lawless Renaissance despot.
Subject Carrara family.
Cities and towns -- Italy -- Padua -- Renaissance.
Padua (Italy) -- History.
Padua (Italy) -- Kings and rulers -- History.
Padua (Italy) -- Foreign relations.
ISBN 0801857031 (alk. paper)