Despots - Despotic Power Volla cont. Inspire virtue through...

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Despotic Power 15:59 Volla cont. Inspire virtue through rhetoric, this is more important that finding the truth His legacy is philology Communes of Florence Fiscal collapse of the bank Population development has major shifts Economic crisis Florence recovers by creating territorial state They also create fewer goods, but at higher prices Charles of Collabria Instituted estimo (direct tax) Fought with noble magnates and church who claimed exemption of taxes Brought in for 10 year term, lasted way shorter Walter of Brienne 10 years too, lasted way shorter Estimo Favored lower classes The Rise of the Despotism—The Italian Signorie (lordship) Some cities fell to dominance of local feudal family Ezzelino da Romano First true signora (lord) Verona Fell to his control Just as commune was developing popular form of government Assumed illegitimate rule for life
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He later takes over territory in northern Italy Este Ferrara Became “great thief” Created dynastic court Mantua
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course HIS 333 taught by Professor Mazzaoui during the Fall '09 term at Wisconsin.

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