Die Stadt zwischen Mittelalter und Neuzeit am Beispiel von Florenz

Mai 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Sociohistorical analysis, Spatial Cybernetics, Topics


Friedrich Trenkle Institut für Philosophie, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
E-Mail: fredtrenkle@web.de


Abstract English

The article highlights various aspects of the changes of a town in transition from the Middle Ages to Early Modern Times. Using pre-Medici Florence as an example, it is shown how economic change leads to new social and political formations. Characterized by an increasing industrialization of the manufacturing pro-cesses as well as a flourishing and expanding banking system with international capital interlocking, the new early-capitalist economic system provokes social upheavals that call for political solutions. As a conse-quence, the town and its inhabitants undergo devastating crises which are even accelerated by natural disasters and the spread of Black Death.


History of Florence, Economic development, Deformation of social structure


Friedrich Trenkle “Die Stadt zwischen Mittelalter und Neuzeit am Beispiel von Florenz,” Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts, ISSN 1868-6648, vol.3 (2011),27 – 39, Article ID http://ejournal.uvka.de/spatialconcepts/archives/1245, Pages: 13

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KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe | Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts | ISSN 1868-6648