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Public Life in Renaissance Florence: The Revolution of 1905 in Russia's Southwest

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Paperback, 620 pages
Published December 12th 1991 by Cornell University Press (first published 1981)
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Charles Nicholas Saenz
Sep 17, 2007 Charles Nicholas Saenz rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Richard Trexler's "Public Life in Renaissance Florence" both irritates and satisfies. All too often, historians avoid fruitful engagement with theory. Breaking with this trend, Trexler's study builds upon the theoretical work of anthropologists and sociologists, especially with regard to ritual practices. His engagement here does sometimes lead to questionable interpretions, but the boldness of his assertions deserve merit. Using the ritual practices of Renaissance Florence as a lens, Trexler id ...more
Meanders its way through the first two thirds, but picks it up by the last third and argues forcefully that the ritual landscape of Florence was irremediably changed through Medicean intervention, but that these changes were adopted and used equally by Savonarola, Soderini, and the Last Republic as they were by the Medici. This suggests a real cultural shift in the use and meaning of public rituals.

Would have benefited from a more textured and respectful treatment of religion as a true motivator
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