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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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3,707 words
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Italian city and capital of Tuscany. 1. Hardstones. 2. Porcelain. 3. Tapestry.

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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994 words

1. Before 1532 2. 1532 onwards

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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196 words

Capital of Tuscany and Firenze province, on the River Arno, Italy. Initially an Etruscan town, it was a Roman colony

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Florentia ((mod. Firenze, Florence))   Reference library

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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123 words

may have been in existence by the mid-first cent. bc (Florus 2. 8: text doubtful), but this, and the date of the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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843 words

The principal city of Tuscany, is situated on both banks of the river Arno. The territory of Florence included Fiesole, on the hill above the city, but the ...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

in Tuscany, was in Chaucer's day a powerful republican city-state, turbulent and creative. Its textile industry and its commerce and

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,062 words
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Founded in the 3rd century bc during the republican period of Roman history. Until the 13th century its *demographic,

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
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528 words
Italian city, capital of Tuscany, of great beauty and cultural significance. Sacred music flourished there from 14th cent. and reached a high‐point in 16th cent. under patronage of Medici ... More
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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,452 words
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Coming into existence at the foot of Etruscan Fiesole, Roman Florentia (Ital. Firenze) was a typical colonial foundation. We

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William Caferro

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
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1,135 words
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The story of Florence's economic development is intrinsically linked to its cultural and artistic achievements. Florence emerged in the fourteenth, fifteenth, and early sixteenth centuries ... More
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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History
Length:
432 words

The city-state of Florence may be credited with giving birth to the Renaissance in the mid-fourteenth century, nearly a century

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Alexander Kazhdan and R. Bruce Hitchner

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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506 words

(Φλωρεντία), city in Tuscany. In the late Roman period the city's territory decreased significantly, though the legend that Florence was destroyed by ...

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