Unformatted text preview: by the terminology of “class,” but he does. Why does he argue that class was essential to Florentine politics and how did Cosimo fit into this development? 3. What was the nature of the political fragmentation that Molho argues preceded Cosimo, and how did Cosimo encourage it and take advantage of it? 4. According to Molho, how did patronage advance politics in Florence, and how was Co-simo’s patronage similar, different, and most effective? 5. Having read the article, how do you believe Molho answers his own question: pater patriae or padrino? Is he persuasive?...
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- renaissance, Cosimo d'Medici, Florentine politics