In this history of Florence, distinguished historian John Najemy discusses all the major developments in Florentine history from 1200 to 1575.
- Captures Florence's transformation from a medieval commune into an aristocratic republic, territorial state, and monarchy
- Weaves together intellectual, cultural, social, economic, religious, and political developments
- Academically rigorous yet accessible and appealing to the general reader
- Likely to become the standard work on Renaissance Florence for years to come