Troubador The Development of Cities in Northern and Central Italy during the Renaissance

Released: 28/11/2019

ISBN: 9781838591632

Format: Paperback

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The Development of Cities in Northern and Central Italy during the Renaissance

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In this fascinating new history, Paul N Balchin provides a comprehensive account of one of the more formative historical periods, uniquely describing Renaissance architecture as the physical manifestation of political and economic change. The book illustrates how shifts in architectural style and design were paralleled with Northern and Central Italy’s external and internal conflicts, the evolution of urban and regional government, and economic and demographic growth.


Covering the full extent of the Renaissance period, Balchin charts the era’s medieval roots and its transformation into Mannerist and Baroque tendencies. He demonstrates how developments in architecture and planning were inextricably linked to political and economic power, and how these relationships shifted from city to city over time.

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