History of Florence from the founding of the city through the Renaissance. by Ferdinand Schevill

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Published by F. Ungar Pub. Co. in New York .

Written in English

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  • Florence (Italy),
  • Italy.


  • Renaissance -- Italy,
  • Florence (Italy) -- History

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LC ClassificationsDG736 .S3 1961
The Physical Object
Pagination536 p.
Number of Pages536
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5796428M
LC Control Number60008571

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“Biography of Florence Nightingale”, Oxford, UK. 25th Nov Last Updated 8th March Florence and Tuscany undergo upheavals during the Napoleonic period, followed by restoration of the grand duchy in the early 19th century. The mid-century brings the successful struggle to be free of Austrian rule and the establishment of the independent kingdom of Italy - of which Florence is the provisional capital, fromuntil Rome is.

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59 BC - Florence begins to grow as a Roman town. AD - Byzantine walls added to the Roman walls, as protection against the Ostrogoths. Walls also built in 9 th, 11 th, 12 th, and 13 th centuries. - Tuscany is taken by the Lombards, who set up their administration in Pavia and Lucca.

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