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C. E. Beneš

-run governments of what became essentially independent city-states all across northern Italy. While they generally thought of themselves as republican, they were hardly democratic, and usually favoured the political participation of the local nobility and/or wealthy urban elites. 14 Nonetheless, the combination of economic growth, political autonomy, and clear physical demarcation—i.e. by city

in Jacopo Da Varagine’s Chronicle of the city of Genoa
Trevor Dean

[45–6] ; pride in the port of Genoa and its shipping [3] , sadness at Pisa’s decline [64] ; the careful listing of crafts and markets [1–2] , the interpenetration of trade and politics as commerce colonised the town hall [2] , and guild membership became a requisite for political participation [96] ; the disbelief in the sinfulness of usury [41] ; the moral tensions evident in sumptuary

in The towns of Italy in the later Middle Ages
Trevor Dean

From commune to signoria , from independence to subjection The Italian communes of the thirteenth century have been celebrated for their recreation of the institutions and methods of ancient democracy. Political participation was widened beyond the families of a narrow élite. Appointment to executive boards and committees was based

in The towns of Italy in the later Middle Ages