This mercantile city vaulted self-made merchants ahead of fading aristocrat families and these businessmen took their commitment to enriching the city public works seriously. The work commissioned by guilds and individuals kept Florentine achievements at the forefront of European cities.
And so the questions.
I've grouped the questions by various topics that would help construct a valid portrayal. These subject pods have asteriked headers. Any answered questions or relevant background information will be positioned at the top of a subject page. Unanswered questions will be waiting for answers at the bottom of the page. Alas, some subject pages questions don't have any answers yet, but may provide food for thought.
I know the questions will never end, but gradually the answers will help define a 1400's experience and the crossing of the threshold into the next century.