The Italian City-state: From Commune to Signoria :: Philip James Jones soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Italy in the Middle Ages was unique among the countries of Europe in recreating, in a changed environment, the urban civilization of antiquity the society, culture, and political formations of city-states. This book examines the origins and nature of this phenomenon from the fall of Rome to the eve of its consummation, the Italian Renaissance.
The explanation is sought in Italys singular double existence between two contrasted worlds, ancient and medieval. The ancient was ch…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (x) 702 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I woo you with the cream of the crop in my History catalogue?