By John M. Najemy
- Captures Florence's transformation from a medieval commune into an aristocratic republic, territorial kingdom, and monarchy
- Weaves jointly highbrow, cultural, social, monetary, spiritual, and political developments
- Academically rigorous but obtainable and beautiful to the overall reader
- Likely to turn into the traditional paintings on Renaissance Florence for years to come
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