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Published: 03 September 1987

344 Pages | 25 halftones

ISBN: 9780198219781

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Patronage, Art, and Society in Renaissance Italy

Edited by F. W. Kent and Patricia Simons
With J. C. Eade

A Clarendon Press Publication

OUP/Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University Series

Patronage, in its broadest sense, has been established as one of the dominant social processes of pre-industrial Europe and has more recently been examined by historians as a comprehensive system of patron-client structures which permeated society and social relations. Focusing specifically on the city of Florence, these essays explore the new understanding of Renaissance Italy as a 'patronage society.'