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1. Florence in Transition. Vol. II: Studies in the Rise of the Territorial State. by Marvin B. Becker. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1968. Pp. 275. - Lawyers and Statecraft in Renaissance Florence., by Lauro Martines. Princeton University Press, 1968. Pp. xiii + 531.

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1 See, for example, Seigel, Jerrold E., ‘“Civic humanism” or Ciceronian rhetoric? The culture of Petrarch and Bruni’, Past and Present, no. 34 (July 1966); and Hans Baron's rejoinder, ‘Leonardo Bruni: “professional rhetorician” or “civic humanist”?’, ibid. no. 36 (April 1967).

2 Cf. Holmes, George, The Florentine Enlightenment, 1400–50 (London, 1969); Brucker, Gene, Renaissance Florence (New York, 1969).

3 Cf. the statistics in Molho, Anthony, ‘Politics and the ruling class in early Renaissance Florence’, Nuova Rivista Storica, no. 52 (1968), at pp. 414–15. These suggest that after 1400 there was a considerable decrease in the numbers of new families admitted to the priorate. See also the remarks on this subject in Martines, Lawyers and Statecraft, pp. 65 f. and 205 f.

4 The argument of Bouwsma, William J., Venice and the Defense of Republican Liberty: Renaissance Values in the Age of the Counter Reformation (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1968).

5 ‘The Florentine territorial state and civic humanism in the early Renaissance’, in Rubinstein, Nicolai (ed.), Florentine Studies: Politics and Society in Renaissance Florence (London, 1968).

6 The Social World of the Florentine Humanists, 1390–1460 (London, 1963).

7 Apart from the historian Francesco Guicciardini, lawyers do not appear in the efficient and informative study by Goldthwaite, Richard A., Private Wealth in Renaissance Florence: a Study of Four Families (Princeton, 1968).

1. Florence in Transition. Vol. II: Studies in the Rise of the Territorial State. by Marvin B. Becker. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1968. Pp. 275. - Lawyers and Statecraft in Renaissance Florence., by Lauro Martines. Princeton University Press, 1968. Pp. xiii + 531.

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