The construction of Brunelleschi’s dome in Florence in the fifteenth century: between accountability and technologies of government

  title={The construction of Brunelleschi’s dome in Florence in the fifteenth century: between accountability and technologies of government},
  author={Giacomo Manetti and Marco Bellucci and Luca Bagnoli},
  journal={Accounting History Review},
  pages={141 - 169}
ABSTRACT Accounting practices played a fundamental role in the construction of Brunelleschi’s dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence during the fifteenth century. This study examines the accountability practices and government technologies adopted by the Opera del Duomo, the organisation entrusted to build and maintain the Cathedral of Florence, between 1420 and 1436, when the dome was constructed. This research draws on the theories of Foucault and Dean regarding technologies of government… 
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