By John M. Najemy

The twelve essays during this quantity, each one written by way of a number one expert, current an available and accomplished advent to Italian Renaissance society, highbrow historical past, and politics, with each one contribution reflecting the latest strategies within the method that historians view and research the interval.

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In Florence and Tuscany, there was a notable decline in Latin business contracts as formalized by notaries, whose records were increasingly dominated by property transactions, marriage 6 Florence, Archivio di Stato (henceforth ASF), Manoscritti 82, fol. 66v (12 November 1416): 'leggere et scrivere a soficenza d'andare all'abacho'. 26 I ROBERT BLACK contracts, and wills. Some Florentines of course entered the professions of notaries, physicians, and lawyers and hence studied Latin. This was the irreducible minimum of Latin education found in every Italian city.

In these circumstances, the popolo found it ever more difficult to voice opposition. In the republics, elites and popolo tacitly agreed to a social compact in which the former ruled and the latter accepted a share of offices, but without real power or systematic representation of its interests. The numbers of office-holders in Florence increased, as did the size of Venice's Great Council. In Genoa, popolari were guaranteed a certain proportion of seats in legislative and consultative assemblies.

7 (1931-2), pp. 269-70. EDUCATION AND THE E M E R G E N C E OF A LITERATE SOCIETY 25 Latinate grammar schools to newer vernacular abacus instruction, which was being imported from Tuscany and Florence in the form of both treatises and teachers. Indeed, the most radical response to the demands of a mass literate society took place in Florence. This is already apparent in the contrast between the accounts of Bonvesin da la Riva and Giovanni Villani. Although both suggest that by far the largest sector of education was elementary reading and writing, Bonvesin claims Milan had eight large grammar or Latin schools, while Villani says there were only four in Florence.

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