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A city of northwest Italy west of Florence. On the site of an ancient Ligurian settlement and a Roman colony, it received its city charter in the 1100s and was later an independent republic.


(Italian ˈlukka)
(Placename) a city in NW Italy, in Tuscany: centre of a rich agricultural region, noted for the production of olive oil. Pop: 81 862 (2001). Ancient name: Luca


(ˈlu kə, -kɑ)

a city in NW Italy, W of Florence. 91,656.
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With her statistical information in hand, Comerford concludes her study with five generalizations about diocesan seminaries in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Republic of Lucca.
Chapter 1 explains the institutional structure of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the independent Republic of Lucca, underlining the particular situation of the different cities, while chapter 2 discusses the concrete condition of clergy in early modern Tuscany.
Gabriella Biagi Ravenni's essay presents an account of how French occupation affected musical life in the republic of Lucca.