We take a very quick look back at the region of Tuscany and bring it up to 1302 when we last visited in the time of Dante to see how Florence gradually became the predominant force in the area. We see how things went with the Guelphs and Ghibellines inside and outside the region with all the “international” players while all the while the corporations make their way into the halls of power.
A History of Italy
2 responses to “123 – The Tuscan scene and Florence rising (1302 – 1327)”
EP123 featured as its thumbnail my favourite portrait of the city. After a long break I am finally getting through this awesome podcast & inspired to pick up my books again. I have even started to draw again which I do while listening.
Best wishes to Mike & Family
Hi Rich, thank you very much! Would love to see some of the drawings that come out of the listening. Keep in touch