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Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy
Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam is well known for his contention, first presented in an article entitled “Bowling Alone,” that civic engagement in contemporary America is in decline. TheExpand
A source book in medieval science
our knowledge of the history of physiology, of scientific methodology, and of the early history of biochemistry. His book, which is attractively written and documented very fully and accurately, canExpand
The Individual and Society in the Middle Ages
Changing Patterns of Violence and Justice In Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Florence
The Otto di Guardia was a powerful magistracy established in the late fourteenth century just after Florence's experiment with democratized government (1378).1 The new regime was much perturbed byExpand
Civility and society in western Europe, 1300-1600
Becker's richly allusive essay in social and cultural history traces the emergence of a new civil society in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Italy and its later exportation to England. This newExpand
The Cult of Remembrance and the Black Death: Six Renaissance Cities in Central Italy.
In 1363 the Black Death struck central Italy for the second time, causing a detectable shift in notions of the afterlife and patterns of charitable giving. Throughout Tuscany and Umbria, patriciansExpand