The Building of Renaissance Florence: An Economic and Social History

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JHU Press, Oct 1, 1982 - Business & Economics - 480 pages
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Awarded the Howard R. Marraro Prize by the American Historical Association

"Always fascinating... The reader will get from Goldthwaite's book on the economics of architecture a more lively and more authentic impression of life in Renaissance Florence than from many more general descriptions of Florentine culture." -- Felix Gilbert, New York Review of Books.

  

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This is a comprehensive recounting of Florence as a cultural center. It details the moral and ethical climate which gave rise to surplus income, which in turn led to "conspicuous consumption", which ... Read full review

Contents

where the major research effort has gone the various forces of production that
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A kilnmans orders of payment 1475 ASF Libri di commercio
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The Economic Background
29
Population of Florence 11721632
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Needs and Taste
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PART II
113
WALLERS
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Anonymous illustration from a thirteenthcentury Bible Florence Bibl
131
Banco Tabernacle of the Arte dei Maestri di Pietra e di
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Annual Budget of the Arte dei Maestri di Pietra e di Legname 1429
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Andrea Della Robbia Madonna made for the Maestri 1475 Florence
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Labor
287
Niccolo Santa Fina appears and saves the life of a man
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Giovanni scenes from the Aeneid detail midfifteenth
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Sassetta The patrician John having had a vision of Mary has a church built
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Cosimo Building of a palace ca 1500 Sarasota Florida John
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Spinello Aretino Foundation of Alessandria della Paglia by Pope Alex
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Pesellino Construction of the Temple of Jerusalem midfifteenth century
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Production of Materials
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KILNS
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Kilns in the environs of Florence ca 1600 ASF Capitani di Parte 121
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Balance Sheets for Single Firings at Two Kiln Sites 1568
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Balance Sheet of Benedetto da Terrarossa Partners Kilnmen 1427
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Balance Sheet for the Operation of a Kiln by the Fabric of the Ponte
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Tilers marks 1430 Innocenti ser VII 2
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Mantegna Madonna of the Quarries detail ca 1485 Florence Uffizi
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Andrea Pisano The sculptor ca 1340 Florence Museo dellOpera
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The Guild
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Sodoma St Benedict undertakes the building of twelve monasteries 1505
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Official Daily Wage Rates
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Estimated Daily Food Ration for One Adult 13951405
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Kiln at Ricorboli 1622 ASF Capitani di Pane numeri neri 792 fols
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The Architect
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Prices of Some Architectural Models
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CONCLUSION
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Construction and the Economy The Decorative Arts The Quality
422
Value of the Florin 12521533
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Data and Sources
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Price of Meat 14911501
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About the author (1982)

Richard A. Goldthwaite is Professor Emeritus of History at Johns Hopkins University.

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