Bernardo Rucellai and the Orti Oricellari: A Study on the Origin of Modern Political Thought

@article{Gilbert1949BernardoRA,
  title={Bernardo Rucellai and the Orti Oricellari: A Study on the Origin of Modern Political Thought},
  author={Felix Gilbert},
  journal={Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes},
  year={1949},
  volume={12},
  pages={101 - 131}
}
  • F. Gilbert
  • Published 1 January 1949
  • History
  • Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes
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