Firenze e le sue campagne nel Trecento
Mercanti, produzione, traffici
2005, cm 17 x 24, xvi-442 pp. con carte, tabelle e grafici n.t.
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Florence reached its highest development in the fourteenth century. Within its vastly increased population there developed a class who viewed the surrounding countryside as a large market for which the city provided the infrastructure: roads, bridges, market places, etc. Thus, this countryside came to be peopled with merchants, entrepreneurs and professionals who even during the great crisis of the mid-century demonstrated a kind of entrepreneurship and know-how equal to that of their urban counterparts.