Altopascio: A Study in Tuscan Rural Society, 1587-1784 (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History) by Frank McArdle
Cambridge University Press | April 28, 1978 | English | ISBN: 0521216192 | 225 pages | DJVU | 2 MB
This is an interdisciplinary study of a large Italian estate which belonged to the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany. The Medici administrators kept detailed records of the activities of their subjects and these have been used by the author to analyse the demographic, social, economic and political history of the village. The records cover two centuries, which span a harsh economic depression and the 'general crisis' of the seventeenth century.