The Economic History of Renaissance Italy : Florence, Venice, the Papal State

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Table of Contents

December 5th 2009
July 9th 2009
July 9th 2009
December 22nd 2008
December 22nd 2008
November 25th 2008
November 25th 2008
November 12th 2008
June 19th 2008

December 5th 2009 . . Go to OTH's Log

(1) Lorenzo's sun, Piero,
This quote of yours proves that this work is yours.
Except for spelling and stylistic errors, the chapter is fine.

July 9th 2009 . . Go to OTH's Log

(1) both your chapters do not contain a single date. When you list specific events such as the Battle of Agnadello, you can give a date.

July 9th 2009 . . Go to OTH's Log

(1) an entire chapter without a single note. When you write a chapter, ALWAYS complete with notes.
(2) As monarchs became stronger and stronger, nationalism came into place. This strengthened the power of monarchs, since people would recognize themselves as ¡®French¡¯ people instead of ¡®people in Normandy¡¯.
As you do not give any reference, this statement is your statement. Only I wonder about the relevance - your paper is about Italy, which had only one true monarchy, the Kingdom of Sicily (Naples, Sicily), and that was located in a part of the peninsula hardly affected by the Renaissance. So please explain the relevance.
(3) One main characteristic of the Renaissance was guilds.
Again no note, so your observation. I argue that guilds existed prior to the Renaissance; so you need to explain why it is characteristic for the Renaissance.

December 22nd . . Go to OTH's Log

(1) You insert a number for a note, but you fail to add that note. I always want chapters complete with notes.
(2) When I asked for a chapter, I had in mind any chapter except for introduction and conclusion. In a serious research paper, the introduction is the last chapter you write; writing it now is a waste of time and energy, because most likely you will have to do it again when you are done.

December 22nd . . Go to OTH's Log

Looks better; as you remark, subject to further change

November 25th . . Go to OTH's Log

The table of contents is workable, but likely to be refined (subchapters) as you go along.

November 25th . . Go to OTH's Log

below (update June 19th) a number of titles missing in your reference list.
If you go to front page of my website, chose V for Venice, scroll down to bottom, you find a number of online freely downloadable books; the same P for Papal State, T for Tuscany (Florence).

Update November 12th

Check my website, index pages for Tuscany, Papal State for links on English-language online books; Search Internet Archive keyword Venice
You did not post anything yet; in order to get your pass mark, you need to post a reference list, a working table of contents and a chapter

Update June 19th

IEHC 2006 International Economic History Congress Helsinki 2006
numerous papers on the Economic History of Renaissance Italy in English posted; look especially at sessions 23-25
Richard A. Goldthwaite, The Building of Renaissance Florence. An Economic and Social History, 1981
Thayer Watkins, The Economic History of Venice,
Recent Studies on the Economic History of Venice (F.C. Lane, Journal of Economic History 1963)
Paola Lanaro (ed.), At the Centre of the Old World: Trade and Manufacturing in Venice and the Venetian Mainland, 1400-1800, Toronto 2006; here review
Luca Mola, The Silk Industry of Renaissance Venice, Johns Hopkins UP 2000
Peter Partner, The Land of St. Peter : The Papal State in the Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance review here
Nicholas Terpstra, Civic self-fashioning in Renaissance Bologna: historical and scholarly contexts Renaissance Studies 13 (4) 1999 , 389?396