Medieval Lucca

And the Evolution of the Renaissance State
Author(s): 
Bratchel, M.E.
ISBN: 
9780199542901
Date published: 
September 2008
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

Although there are many books in English on the city and state of Lucca, this is the first scholarly study to cover the history of the entire region from classical antiquity to the end of the fifteenth century. At one level, it is an archive-based study of a highly distinctive political community; at another, it is designed as a contribution to current discussions on power-structures, the history of the state, and the differences between city-states and the new territorial states that were emerging in Italy by the fourteenth century.