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The Resource Petrarch's war : Florence and the Black Death in context, William Caferro

Petrarch's war : Florence and the Black Death in context, William Caferro

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Petrarch's war : Florence and the Black Death in context
Title
Petrarch's war
Title remainder
Florence and the Black Death in context
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William Caferro
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eng
Summary
  • "This revisionist account of the economic, literary and social history of Florence in the immediate aftermath of the Black Death connects warfare with the plague narrative. Organised around Petrarch's 'war' against the Ubaldini clan of 1349-1350, which formed the prelude to his meeting and friendship with Boccaccio, William Caferro's work examines the institutional and economic effects of the war, alongside literary and historical patterns. Caferro pays close attention to the meaning of wages in context, including those of soldiers, thereby revising our understanding of wage data in the distant past and highlighting the consequences of a constricted workforce that resulted in the use of cooks and servants on important embassies. Drawing on rigorous archival research, this book will stimulate discussion among academics and offers a new contribution to our understanding of Renaissance Florence. It stresses the importance of short-termism and contradiction as subjects of historical inquiry"--
  • "Contradiction is the subject of this book. It takes as its title, "Petrarch's War," by way of emphasizing the fact. The author of "Italia mia," the famous pacific poem, ending with a threefold call for peace on the peninsula, wrote a letter to Florentine officials in June 1349 demanding that the city wage war while it was still suffering the immediate effects of the devastating plague of the previous year. Petrarch's call to arms appears in the same collection of epistles (Book Eight of Rerum familiarum libri or Familiares) that also contains his famous lament about the pestilence. Petrarch sent his bellicose letter, Familiares VIII 10, to the Florentine priors. It was transcribed by Giovanni Boccaccio, a long-time admirer of Petrarch, who had recently returned to his native city and was then writing the Decameron. Shortly thereafter Florence sent out its army. The target was the Ubaldini clan of the Upper Mugello, who had attacked two of Petrarch's closest friends as they traveled through the mountainous region"--
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Caferro, William
Dewey number
945/.51109023
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG735.6
LC item number
.C24 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Petrarca, Francesco
  • Petrarca, Francesco
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Renaissance
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Petrarca, Francesco
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Petrarca, Francesco
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
  • Civilization
  • Renaissance
  • Italy
  • Pest
  • Renaissance
  • Italien
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Petrarch's war : Florence and the Black Death in context, William Caferro
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-219) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the plague in context: Florence 1349-1350 -- 1. Petrarch's war -- 2. The practice of war and the Florentine army -- 3. Economy of war at a time of plague -- 4. Plague, soldiers' wages, and the Florentine public workforce -- 5. The bell ringer travels to Avignon, the cook goes to Hungary: towards an understanding of the Florentine labor force, 1349-1350 -- Epilogue: why two years matter (and the short-term is not inconsistent with the long-term)
Control code
1014459779
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781108424011
Lccn
2017054570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1014459779
Label
Petrarch's war : Florence and the Black Death in context, William Caferro
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the plague in context: Florence 1349-1350 -- 1. Petrarch's war -- 2. The practice of war and the Florentine army -- 3. Economy of war at a time of plague -- 4. Plague, soldiers' wages, and the Florentine public workforce -- 5. The bell ringer travels to Avignon, the cook goes to Hungary: towards an understanding of the Florentine labor force, 1349-1350 -- Epilogue: why two years matter (and the short-term is not inconsistent with the long-term)
Control code
1014459779
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781108424011
Lccn
2017054570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1014459779

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