The 'City-States In Taming Of The Shrew'

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Shakespeare’s famous play Taming of the Shrew took place during the Italian Renaissance in the city of Padua. During this period of time, Italy was not one unified power as we see today. It was divided into many districts of Italy called city-states. The most influential being Florence, Venice, Milan, and Rome. These states function much like small nations, they had capital cities, their own currency, and wars between them were very common. Because governments weren 't for the all of the people, the hostility between them, and the fact that they relied on others for certain products the Italian city-state governments were ineffective.
In the some of the city-states, the government was a Republic to try to limit the power of the most wealthy.
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