Guided tour Tuscany

 
Guided tour Tuscany
 

The similarity between the Etruscans and the Longobards, historically rather implausible, nevertheless comes spontaneously to mind whenever we compare their histories to those of their respective victors, who in both cases broughtwith them a supra regional and supra national cul-ture that was destined to found empires the Romans and the Franks. In comparison with their hierarchical, co ordinating and ‘vertical’ spirit, both the Etruscans and the Longobards appear to have been endowed with a quite different genius. Though destined to lose out in immediate historical circumstances, it was based on local liberties and federaities, and in short on ‘horizontal’ relation ships. The anti’pathy shown by the Tuscans, from the 14th cent, onwards, towards the growing dominance of Florence, may be explained not only by the rivalry between cities and parties typical of the era of the Communes dur ing the Middle Ages, but also perhaps by this ancient ten dency towards a federal equilibrium that did not tolerate dominant powers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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