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    Florence as a city-state.

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    How does Florence reflect the idea of the dominant city-state?

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    Florence, Italy, or Firenze, is the perfect example of the dominant city-state. During the medieval period up through the Renaissance, Italy was ruled by nobles who controlled as much land as they could control, much of it based around a fortified, walled city. Smaller, weaker cities pledged allegiance to the larger, more dominant cities nearby, or were subjugated by the nearby dominant, larger city-states. Florence was a ...

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    Discussion of Florence, Italy as a dominant city-state during the Renaissance period.