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Introduction via HUGO ALBERT RENNERT, Ph. D. Professor of Romanic Languages and Literature, college of Pennsylvania.
"The those that inhabit the northern components past the Rhine and the Danube, dwelling in a fit and prolific quarter, usually elevate to such tremendous multitudes that a part of them are forced to desert their local soil, and search a habitation in different international locations. the strategy followed, while the sort of provinces needed to be relieved of its superabundant inhabitants, was once to divide into 3 elements, every one containing an equivalent variety of nobles and of individuals, of wealthy and of terrible. The 3rd upon whom the lot fell, then went looking for new abodes, leaving the rest two-thirds in ownership in their local country.
These migrating lots destroyed the Roman empire via the amenities for cost which the rustic provided whilst the emperors deserted Rome, the traditional seat in their dominion, and stuck their place of dwelling at Constantinople; for by way of this step they uncovered the western empire to the rapine of either their ministers and their enemies, the remoteness in their place combating them both from seeing or supplying for its must haves. To undergo the overthrow of such an in depth empire, confirmed by means of the blood of such a lot of courageous and virtuous males, confirmed no much less folly within the princes themselves than infidelity of their ministers; for no longer one irruption by myself, yet many, contributed to its spoil; and those barbarians exhibited a lot skill and perseverance in attaining their item. "
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Italy's northernmost quarter, the Veneto contains Padua, Verona, Vicenza, plus Venice itself, which as soon as governed the world. a few 5,000 Renaissance villas nonetheless stand, many by means of Palladio. A nutrition- and wine-lover's paradise, it is also the main artistically wealthy quarter in Italy, and the main romantic, with the paintings of Giotto and Mantegna in Padua, the Roman ruins in Verona, the canals and palaces in Venice itself.
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For the younger sons, the choice was usually between a career in the military and the clergy. 9 By the end of the sixteenth century, the urban patriciate, through selective admission procedures and a carefully regulated system of cooptation, took control of all the centers of administrative, financial, and judicial powers. ”11 The families of the patriciate, although intertwined by strong ties of solidarity and often by marriage alliances, were differentiated by roles, activities, and revenues.
90 Just east of the Broletto, the cathedral (Duomo) and the contiguous Royal-Ducal Palace, residence of the Spanish governor and seat of the major state offices, symbolized ecclesiastical and secular power, and represented the neural poles of the city center. The Duomo square was an extremely interesting and lively space where various urban actors and institutions coexisted and performed, and different demands of spiritual, secular, and economic nature were fulfilled. 91 “M i l l a i n t h e G r e at ” 21 The area around the cathedral and the Broletto also represented the center of the city’s commerce, enlivened by all sorts of shops and activities.
Investment in real estate was not by any means a new element in the socioeconomic strategies of the merchant group: since the Middle Ages the acquisition of land and buildings had always played a primary role in securing financial safety and opportunities of social ascent. Besides guaranteeing a constant and safe rent, real estate could in fact represent the guaranty for loans in case of need, and an essential platform for a merchant career. 39 The estates most merchant families could afford outside of the city were not very extensive, and were usually located in the area north of Milan, in land that was not particularly rich and fertile, and characterized by fragmented properties easier to purchase.