TO BE, TO HAVE OR TO HOLD THE POWER IN THE RENAISSANCE ITALIAN CITY-STATES?

  • Para, I.
  • Stanciu, D.
Abstract:
Our endeavour is based on the search for revealing the realities that happened during the Renaissance period in the Italian city-states, starting from their formation and ending up with the fall of these regimes. The Italian Renaissance is a surprisingly well-defined phenomenon in time and space, impacting not only Italian and European culture and civilization, leaving its strong imprint on an entire world. The Italian Renaissance civilization witnessed socio-economic, administrative-political changes of a completely incomprehensible significance at that time, a transition from one era to another. The entire European continent is characterized by the transition from the communal to the senior regime, systems of a personal and tyrannical government, true oligarchs, which led Italy to a microcosm of states in which each retains full independence. The price was the recourse to foreign powers to solve internal problems, reaching a state of disorder and chaos mentioned by Petrarch. In these times so hard tried, appears the power of city-states such as the Vatican, Venice, Florence, Milan, and Naples and of the personalities who succeed in power, always under foreign influence, be it Spanish or French. In our present article, we chose to analyze Florence, as a representative example of a powerful city-state run by famous and infamous rulers. In the final part of our research, we cannot come to wonder if for the leaders of Italian city-states was more important their very administrative existence, the ownership of property or simply the magnetism of power was enough for the actions they undertake.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2020
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
City-states; Italian Renaissance; power; administration; to rule
Volume:
7
SGEM Book title:
7th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts And Humanities - ISCAH 2020
Book number:
1
SGEM Series:
SWS International Scientific Conferences on ART and HUMANITIES - ISCAH
Pages:
47-54
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
25-27 August, 2020
ISBN:
978-619-7603-00-2
ISSN:
2682-9940
Conference:
7th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts And Humanities - ISCAH 2020, 25-27 August, 2020
DOI:
10.5593/sws.iscah.2020.7.1/s21.06
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