(Yale University Press) McLean details Prato’s origins, construction, and demise as she recounts the historical development of this city republic in Tuscany from the 11th to the 14th century. By focusing on the planning, art, architecture, politics, faith, and daily life of Prato and its citizens, McLean shows how major historical events were experienced within the architecture and streetscapes of this particular space. McLean teaches medieval architecture and European and Mediterranean urban history at Syracuse University in Florence.