Usury and the Public Debt in Florence Lorenzo Ridolfi on the Monte Comune

By: Armstrong, Lawren

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Xiv, 460 pp. Glossary, bibliography, index citations, general index. Color frontic plate, The Tribute Money. Much text in Latin, else English. Cream cloth covers with black to the spine has some faint sign of library spine label, otherwise good, interior has library stamp on first free end paper, otherwise no library marks, clean and sturdy. Nice copy. Florentine lay canonist Lorenzo di Antonio Ridolfi finished writing his Tractatus de usuris in February 1404. Armstrong situtates Ridolfi in the sociopolitcal context of early Renaissance Florence and reviews the politically divisive history of the monte from its foundation in 1343-45 to the early 15th century, and argues that Ridolfi's apology for the monte should not be interpreted as an abstract theorectical exercise but rather as part of a broader elite strategy to generate consent to its political programme at a moment of instability and crisis. ; Studies and Texts; Vol. 144; 9 X 6 X 1 inches; 460 pages

Title: Usury and the Public Debt in Florence Lorenzo Ridolfi on the Monte Comune

Author Name: Armstrong, Lawren

Categories: Legal, Medieval Studies, Language -- Latin, History: Renaissance,

Publisher: Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies: 2003

ISBN Number: 0888441444

ISBN Number 13: 9780888441447

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 5962

Keywords: Public Debts Florence History Usury Laws Canon Law,