April Blood by Lauro Martines

April Blood
  • Title : April Blood
  • Author : Lauro Martines
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780195348439
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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One of the world's leading historians of Renaissance Italy brings to life here the vibrant--and violent--society of fifteenth-century Florence. His disturbing narrative opens up an entire culture, revealing the dark side of Renaissance man and politician Lorenzo de' Medici. On a Sunday in April 1478, assassins attacked Lorenzo and his brother as they attended Mass in the cathedral of Florence. Lorenzo scrambled to safety as Giuliano bled to death on the cathedral floor. April Blood moves outward in time and space from that murderous event, unfolding a story of tangled passions, ambition, treachery, and revenge. The conspiracy was led by one of the city's most noble clans, the Pazzi, financiers who feared and resented the Medici's swaggering new role as political bosses--but the web of intrigue spread through all of Italy. Bankers, mercenaries, the Duke of Urbino, the King of Naples, and Pope Sixtus IV entered secretly into the plot. Florence was plunged into a peninsular war, and Lorenzo was soon fighting for his own and his family's survival. The failed assassination doomed the Pazzi. Medici revenge was swift and brutal--plotters were hanged or beheaded, innocents were hacked to pieces, and bodies were put out to dangle from the windows of the government palace. All remaining members of the larger Pazzi clan were forced to change their surname, and every public sign or symbol of the family was expunged or destroyed. April Blood offers us a fresh portrait of Renaissance Florence, where dazzling artistic achievements went side by side with violence, craft, and bare-knuckle politics. At the center of the canvas is the figure of Lorenzo the Magnificent--poet, statesman, connoisseur, patron of the arts, and ruthless "boss of bosses." This extraordinarily vivid account of a turning point in the Italian Renaissance is bound to become a lasting work of history.


Fire in the City by Lauro Martines

Fire in the City
  • Title : Fire in the City
  • Author : Lauro Martines
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199884308
  • Pages : 360
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A gripping and beautifully written narrative that reads like a novel, Fire in the City presents a compelling account of a key moment in the history of the Renaissance, illuminating the remarkable man who dominated the period, the charismatic Girolamo Savonarola. Lauro Martines, whose decades of scholarship have made him one of the most admired historians of Renaissance Italy, here provides a remarkably fresh perspective on Savonarola, the preacher and agitator who flamed like a comet through late fifteenth-century Florence. The Dominican friar has long been portrayed as a dour, puritanical demagogue who urged his followers to burn their worldly goods in "the bonfire of the vanities." But as Martines shows, this is a caricature of the truth--the version propagated by the wealthy and powerful who feared the political reforms he represented. Here, Savonarola emerges as a complex and subtle man, both a religious and a civic leader--who inspired an outpouring of political debate in a city newly freed from the tyranny of the Medici. In the end, the volatile passions he unleashed--and the powerful families he threatened--sent the friar to his own fiery death. But the fusion of morality and politics that he represented would leave a lasting mark on Renaissance Florence. For the many readers fascinated by histories of Renaissance Italy--such as Brunelleschi's Dome or Galileo's Daughter, and Martines's acclaimed April Blood--Fire in the City offers a vivid portrait of one of the most memorable characters from that dazzling era.


Magnifico by Miles Unger

Magnifico
  • Title : Magnifico
  • Author : Miles Unger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0743254341
  • Pages : 513
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Recounts the life of Lorenzo de' Medici, the Florentine banker, statesman, and arts patron, and includes his competitive and at times violent career in politics.


More Together Than Alone by Mark Nepo

More Together Than Alone
  • Title : More Together Than Alone
  • Author : Mark Nepo
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • ISBN Code : 1501167847
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Mark Nepo—the #1 New York Times bestselling author and popular spiritual teacher—“has given us not only a much-needed message of hope and inspiration, but a practical guide on how to build a better tomorrow, together” (Arianna Huffington, founder of HuffPost). This poignant and timely meditation on the importance of community, demonstrates how we can live more enriching lives by cultivating connectedness. At once a moving meditation and an empowering guide, More Together Than Alone is a compelling testament to the power of community and why it’s so essential in our lives, now more than ever. Mark Nepo draws from historical events, spiritual leaders, and the natural world to show how, in every generation, our tendency is to join together to accomplish our greatest achievements, from creating education to providing clean drinking water, and preserving the arts. Nepo’s historical snapshots, from ancient times to contemporary examples, show how community creates a light in the darkest of times. The book explores the heart of how we come together in varied and beautiful ways, whether forming resistance groups during the Holocaust or rebuilding after the nuclear devastation in Nagasaki. These inspiring stories teach us that even in the bleakest days, we have the power to create connections and draw strength from one another. Featuring thought-provoking analysis and practical takeaways, More Together Than Alone will help us inhabit a stronger sense of togetherness where we live and in the world so we can achieve our highest potential, as individuals, and as communities. “In an age of racial divisions, school shootings, and international conflict, this book’s message about the necessity of coming together is timely, and its examples of human compassion and unity are often comforting” (Publishers Weekly).


Lorenzo De' Medici and the Art of Magnificence by F. W. Kent

Lorenzo De' Medici and the Art of Magnificence
  • Title : Lorenzo De' Medici and the Art of Magnificence
  • Author : F. W. Kent
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780801886270
  • Pages : 230
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Historian F.W. Kent offers a new look at Lorenzo's relationship to the arts, aesthetics, collecting, and building - especially in the context of his role as the political boss (maestro della bottega) of republican Florence and a leading player in Renaissance Italian diplomacy. Kent's approach reveals Lorenzo's activities as an art patron as far more extensive and creative than previously thought. Known as "the Magnificent," Lorenzo was broadly interested in the arts and supported efforts to beautify Florence and the many Medici lands and palaces. His expertise was well regarded by guildsmen and artists, who often turned to him for advice as well as for patronage.


Living on the Edge in Leonardo’s Florence by Gene Brucker

Living on the Edge in Leonardo’s Florence
  • Title : Living on the Edge in Leonardo’s Florence
  • Author : Gene Brucker
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780520930995
  • Pages : 237
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence, an internationally renowned master of the historian's craft provides a splendid overview of Italian history from the Black Death to the rise of the Medici in 1434 and beyond into the early modern period. Gene Brucker explores those pivotal years in Florence and ranges over northern Italy, with forays into the histories of Genoa, Milan, and Venice. The ten essays, three of which have never before been published, exhibit Brucker's graceful intelligence, his command of the archival sources, and his ability to make history accessible to anyone interested in this place and period. Whether he is writing about a case in the criminal archives, about a citation from Machiavelli, or the concept of modernity, the result is the same: Brucker brings the pulse of the period alive. Five of these essays explore themes in the premodern period and delve into Italy's political, social, economic, religious, and cultural development. Among these pieces is a lucid, synoptic view of the Italian Renaissance. The last five essays focus more narrowly on Florentine topics, including a fascinating look at the dangers and anxieties that threatened Florence in the fifteenth century during Leonardo's time and a mini-biography of Alessandra Strozzi, whose letters to her exiled sons contain the evidence for her eventful life.


Giannozzo Manetti by David Marsh

Giannozzo Manetti
  • Title : Giannozzo Manetti
  • Author : David Marsh
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674238354
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Giannozzo Manetti was one of the most remarkable figures of the Italian Renaissance, though today his works are unfamiliar in English. In this authoritative biography, the first ever in English, David Marsh guides readers through the vast range of Manetti’s writings, which epitomized the new humanist scholarship of the quattrocento.


Machiavelli by Paul Oppenheimer

Machiavelli
  • Title : Machiavelli
  • Author : Paul Oppenheimer
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1441176616
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Niccolò di Bernardo Machiavelli is not only one of the most fascinating figures of the Italian Renaissance, an outstanding author and statesman, but indisputably one of its most influential political theorists, whose fundamental contributions to ideas of political power - as well as to the history of modern drama - remain astonishingly pertinent. His adventurous life led him to notable heights as a diplomat and reformer of the Florentine military, with his replacement of mercenaries by a citizen-militia. His fall, exile and eventual rehabilitation followed as briskly as his rise. Unlike many innovative thinkers about politics, he developed his radical theories of treachery and social transformation, here explored in terms of their originality, in an atmosphere of violence. Based on his experience of government, his insights led to a shift from understanding statehood, war and society as forms of finitude and stasis to those of process. All this unfolds in Paul Oppenheimer's compelling recreation of Machiavelli's life as he actually lived it.


Inventing the Renaissance Putto by Charles Dempsey

Inventing the Renaissance Putto
  • Title : Inventing the Renaissance Putto
  • Author : Charles Dempsey
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780807826164
  • Pages : 277
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  • Language : English
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The figure of the putto (often portrayed as a mischievous baby) made frequent appearances in the art and literature of Renaissance Italy. Commonly called spiritelli, or sprites, putti embodied a minor species of demon, in their nature neither good


Dressing Renaissance Florence by Carole Collier Frick

Dressing Renaissance Florence
  • Title : Dressing Renaissance Florence
  • Author : Carole Collier Frick
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780801882647
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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As portraits, private diaries, and estate inventories make clear, elite families of the Italian Renaissance were obsessed with fashion, investing as much as forty percent of their fortunes on clothing. In fact, the most elaborate outfits of the period could cost more than a good-sized farm out in the Mugello. Yet despite its prominence in both daily life and the economy, clothing has been largely overlooked in the rich historiography of Renaissance Italy. In Dressing Renaissance Florence, however, Carole Collier Frick provides the first in-depth study of the Renaissance fashion industry, focusing on Florence, a city founded on cloth, a city of wool manufacturers, finishers, and merchants, of silk dyers, brocade weavers, pearl dealers, and goldsmiths. From the artisans who designed and assembled the outfits to the families who amassed fabulous wardrobes, Frick's wide-ranging and innovative interdisciplinary history explores the social and political implications of clothing in Renaissance Italy's most style-conscious city. Frick begins with a detailed account of the industry itself -- its organization within the guild structure of the city, the specialized work done by male and female workers of differing social status, the materials used and their sources, and the garments and accessories produced. She then shows how the driving force behind the growth of the industry was the elite families of Florence, who, in order to maintain their social standing and family honor, made continuous purchases of clothing -- whether for everyday use or special occasions -- for their families and households. And she concludes with an analysis of the clothes themselves: what pieces made up an outfit; how outfits differed for men, women, and children; and what colors, fabrics, and design elements were popular. Further, and perhaps more basically, she asks how we know what we know about Renaissance fashion and looks to both Florence's sumptuary laws, which defined what could be worn on the streets, and the depiction of contemporary clothing in Florentine art for the answer. For Florence's elite, appearance and display were intimately bound up with self-identity. Dressing Renaissance Florence enables us to better understand the social and cultural milieu of Renaissance Italy.


The Literary Review by N.A

The Literary Review
  • Title : The Literary Review
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Great Events from History by Christina J. Moose

Great Events from History
  • Title : Great Events from History
  • Author : Christina J. Moose
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 972
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The publication of the seventh edition of Salem Press' bestselling Magill's Medical Guide continues the tradition of providing reference content in both printed and online form as a single product. Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders. Now in its seventh edition, Magill's Medical Guide contains 1,200 entries in five volumes. Many essay topics are completely new to this edition, and all entries from the previous edition have been evaluated and updated by a panel of Medical Editors to ensure their currency and accuracy, as needed. All cross-references to other relevant entries in Magill's Medical Guide have been revised. Every bibliography has been updated with the latest editions and sources, including Web sites for relevant organizations. All appendixes from the previous edition have been updated and checked for accuracy, and the "Medical Journals" list has been expanded to include standard title abbreviations, now serving as a key for users.


Evening's Empire by Craig Koslofsky

Evening's Empire
  • Title : Evening's Empire
  • Author : Craig Koslofsky
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521896436
  • Pages : 431
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This illuminating guide to the night opens up an entirely new vista on early modern Europe. Using diaries, letters, legal records and representations of the night in early modern religion, literature and art, Craig Koslofsky explores the myriad ways in which early modern people understood, experienced and transformed the night.


Power and Imagination by Lauro Martines

Power and Imagination
  • Title : Power and Imagination
  • Author : Lauro Martines
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 9780801836435
  • Pages : 370
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In Power and Imagination, a noted historian rethinks the evolution of the city-state in Renaissance Italy and recasts the conventional distinction between "society" and "culture." Martines traces the growth of commerce and the evolution of governments; he describes the attitudes, pleasures, and rituals of the ruling elite; and he seeks to understand the period's towering works of the imagination in literature, painting, city planning, and philosophy-not simply as the creations of individual artists, but as the forman expression of the ambitions and egos of those in power.


Lorenzo di Filippo Strozzi and Niccolo Machiavelli by William J. Landon

Lorenzo di Filippo Strozzi and Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Title : Lorenzo di Filippo Strozzi and Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Author : William J. Landon
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN Code : 1442699485
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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By 1520, Niccolò Machiavelli’s life in Florence was steadily improving: he had achieved a degree of literary fame, and, following his removal from the Florentine Chancery by the Medici family, he had managed to gain their respect and patronage. But there is one figure whose substantial contributions to Machiavelli’s restoration has been hitherto neglected – Lorenzo di Filippo Strozzi (1482–1549), a younger and fabulously wealthy Florentine nobleman. As manuscript evidence suggests, Strozzi brought Machiavelli into his patronage network and aided many of his post-1520 achievements. This book is the first English biography of Strozzi, as well as the first examination of the patron-client relationship that developed between the two men. William J. Landon reveals Strozzi’s influence on Machiavelli through wide-ranging textual investigations, and especially through Strozzi’s Pistola fatta per la peste – a work that survives as a Machiavelli autograph, and for which Landon has provided the first ever complete English translation and critical edition.


The Ideology of Conspiracy in Renaissance Florence by Terrance J. Mintner

The Ideology of Conspiracy in Renaissance Florence
  • Title : The Ideology of Conspiracy in Renaissance Florence
  • Author : Terrance J. Mintner
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 126
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  • Language : English
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The Spinelli of Florence: Fortunes of a Renaissance Merchant Family by N.A

The Spinelli of Florence: Fortunes of a Renaissance Merchant Family
  • Title : The Spinelli of Florence: Fortunes of a Renaissance Merchant Family
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780271044187
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Inheritance of Power by Edward Charles

Inheritance of Power
  • Title : Inheritance of Power
  • Author : Edward Charles
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • ISBN Code : 1473826667
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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Fifteenth Century Florence; arena of intrigue, glamour, wealth, deception and high political drama. The playground of the famed and powerful Medici clan, in which tensions stir, loyalties divide, and the survival of a dynasty hangs in the balance...Ever-loyal Maddalena, a diminutive, blue-eyed, black slave, has borne Cosimo de Medici a son and seen him rise to the position of cardinal.Now, late in life, she finds herself committed to a convent, as part of a scheme to protect the Medici Bank from ruin by Cosimos sons by hiding a fortune in gold for Cosimos grandson, Lorenzo, to inherit.But as the months go by, and the gold does not appear, her faith in Cosimo begins to wane and with it, her confidence in her own worth. Has she been duped?Approaching old age, she finds in the abbess a confessor, to whom she can confide her true story and perhaps, at the same time, to convince herself that her life has been worthwhile. But the abbess, too, has objectives of her own, and the two of them may not be on the same side.Edward Charles presents us here with an enthralling evocation of Fifteenth Century Florence, arena of intrigue, glamour, wealth and deception. One woman's devotion forms the foundation upon which the famed Medici bank was built. The largest and most respected financial institution in Europe in it's prime, it came to represent the might of the influential Medici clan, a family of great power, borne of Italy's gold; a family who scaled the very heights of human grandeur but were to suffer through one of the most catastrophic financial crashes of early banking.


The Book Review Digest by N.A

The Book Review Digest
  • Title : The Book Review Digest
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Savonarola by Donald Weinstein

Savonarola
  • Title : Savonarola
  • Author : Donald Weinstein
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300111932
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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Girolamo Savonarola, the fifteenth-century doom-saying friar, embraced the revolution of the Florentine republic and prophesied that it would become the center of a New Age of Christian renewal and world domination. This new biography, the culmination of many decades of study, presents an original interpretation of Savonarola's prophetic career and a highly nuanced assessment of his vision and motivations. Weinstein sorts out the multiple strands that connect Savonarola to his time and place, following him from his youthful rejection of a world he regarded as corrupt, to his engagement with that world to save it from itself, to his shattering confession—an admission that he had invented his prophesies and faked his visions. Was his confession sincere? A forgery circulated by his inquisitors? Or an attempt to escape bone-breaking torture? Weinstein offers a highly innovative analysis of the testimony to provide the first truly satisfying account of Savonarola and his fate as a failed prophet.


Tuscany & Umbria by N.A

Tuscany & Umbria
  • Title : Tuscany & Umbria
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Cultural Exchange Between the Low Countries and Italy (1400-1600) by Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes

Cultural Exchange Between the Low Countries and Italy (1400-1600)
  • Title : Cultural Exchange Between the Low Countries and Italy (1400-1600)
  • Author : Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes
  • Publisher : Brepols Pub
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 292
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  • Language : English
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Table of Contents: Preface. Diane Wolfthal, 'Florentine Bankers, Flemish Friars, and the Patronage of the Portinari Altarpiece'; Michael Rohlmann, 'The Annunciation by Joos Ammann in Genoa: Context, Function and Metapictorial Quality'; Creighton Gilbert, 'Piero and Bouts'; Francis Ames-Lewis, 'Sources and Documents for the Use of the Oil Medium in Fifteenth-Century Italian Painting'; Maria Clelia Galassi, 'Aspects of Antonello da Messina's Technique and Working Method in the 1470s: Between Italian and Flemish Tradition'; Colin Eisler, 'Flying Pictorial Carpets - Tapestries' Transalpine Agendas'; Ingrid D. Rowland, 'Agostino Chigi's Flemish Connection'; Elizabeth Ross, 'Mainz at the Crossroads of Utrecht and Venice: Erhard Reuwich and the Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (1486)'; Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes, 'Northern Realism and Carthusian Devotion: Bergognone's Christ Carrying the Cross for the Certosa of Pavia'; Marina Belozerskaya, 'Critical Mass: Importing Luxury Industries Across the Alps'; Barbara G. Lane, 'Memling's Impact on the Early Raphael'; Laura D. Gelfand, 'Regional Styles and Political Ambitions: Margaret of Austria's Monastic Foundation at Brou'; Yona Pinson, 'Moralized Triumphal Chariots - Metamorphosis of Petrarch's Trionfi in Northern Art (c. 1530- c. 1560)'; Frits Scholten, 'Spiriti veramente divini: Sculptors from the Low Countries in Italy, 1500-1600'; Nello Forti Grazzini, 'Brussels Tapestries for Italian Customers: Cardinal Montalto's Landscape with Animals Made by Jan II Raes and Catherine van den Eynde'. Bibliography. Colour Plates.


History of Italian Renaissance Art by Frederick Hartt,David G. Wilkins

History of Italian Renaissance Art
  • Title : History of Italian Renaissance Art
  • Author : Frederick Hartt,David G. Wilkins
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 736
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  • Language : English
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For survey courses in Italian Renaissance art. A broad survey of art and architecture in Italy between c. 1250 and 1600, this book approaches the works from the point of view of the artist as individual creator and as an expression of the city within which the artist was working. History of Italian Renaissance Art, Seventh Edition, brings you an updated understanding of this pivotal period as it incorporates new research and current art historical thinking, while also maintaining the integrity of the story that Frederick Hartt first told so enthusiastically many years ago. Choosing to retain Frederick Hartt's traditional framework, David Wilkins' incisive revisions keep the book fresh and up-to-date.


Italian Renaissance Art by Marilyn Bradshaw

Italian Renaissance Art
  • Title : Italian Renaissance Art
  • Author : Marilyn Bradshaw
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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Focusing on select examples of Italian art spanning roughly four hundred years, Italian Renaissance Art: A Sourcebook explores contextual, explanatory information that is rarely part of general surveys of the period. Artists' chronologies are at the core of this text providing overviews of artists' careers with timelines of their activities and commentary on significant works. The book also uniquely incorporates numerous drawings, diagrams, and line arts as a means of allowing the reader to develop a fuller idea of the art of the period, Supporting the artists' chronologies are chapters devoted to historical notes and a glossary of terms, and concluding chapters offer in--depth information on select examples of Renaissance patrons and cities. Easy-to-find information and a highly accessible format encourage the cross--reading of sections, emphasizing the many interconnections among artists and patrons within a historical context. Such a layered presentation of information allows readers to construct a dynamic picture of the period and inspires an active role in looking at and thinking about Italian Renaissance art.


Historicizing Renaissance Selfhood by Byung-Chul Lim

Historicizing Renaissance Selfhood
  • Title : Historicizing Renaissance Selfhood
  • Author : Byung-Chul Lim
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 514
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Cardinal Bendinello Sauli and Church Patronage in Sixteenth-century Italy by Helen Hyde,Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)

Cardinal Bendinello Sauli and Church Patronage in Sixteenth-century Italy
  • Title : Cardinal Bendinello Sauli and Church Patronage in Sixteenth-century Italy
  • Author : Helen Hyde,Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)
  • Publisher : Royal Historical Society
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 203
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  • Language : English
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A detailed examination of the life and career of Cardinal Bendinello Sauli - notorious for his involvement in a plot to murder the Pope.


The Montefeltro Conspiracy by Marcello Simonetta

The Montefeltro Conspiracy
  • Title : The Montefeltro Conspiracy
  • Author : Marcello Simonetta
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780385524681
  • Pages : 251
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A critical study of the attempted assassination of the Medici brothers in the Duomo of Florence by members of the Pazzi family draws on a Renaissance letter and family archives to reveal that Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, and Pope Sixtus IV were the true conspirators behind the crime, examining the plot, the Machiavellian politics involved, and the Medicis' revenge. 30,000 first printing.


The Possessions of a Cardinal by Mary Hollingsworth,Carol M. Richardson

The Possessions of a Cardinal
  • Title : The Possessions of a Cardinal
  • Author : Mary Hollingsworth,Carol M. Richardson
  • Publisher : Penn State University Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 441
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  • Language : English
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"A set of case studies exploring the tastes, passions, and possessions of cardinals in Renaissance and Baroque Rome"--Provided by publisher.


The Material Renaissance by Michelle O'Malley,Evelyn Welch

The Material Renaissance
  • Title : The Material Renaissance
  • Author : Michelle O'Malley,Evelyn Welch
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Despite the recent interests of economic and art historians in the workings of the market, we still know remarkably little about the everyday context for the exchange of objects and the meaning of demand in the lives of individuals in the Renaissance. Nor do we have much sense of the relationship between the creation and purchase of works of art and the production, buying and selling of other types of objects in Italy in the period. The Material Renaissance addresses these issues of economic and social life.


Lorenzo Il Magnifico by Melissa Meriam Bullard

Lorenzo Il Magnifico
  • Title : Lorenzo Il Magnifico
  • Author : Melissa Meriam Bullard
  • Publisher : Olschki
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 245
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  • Language : English
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The Art Bulletin by N.A

The Art Bulletin
  • Title : The Art Bulletin
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Includes section: Notes and reviews.


Cassette Books by Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Cassette Books
  • Title : Cassette Books
  • Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Vendetta by Hugh Bicheno

Vendetta
  • Title : Vendetta
  • Author : Hugh Bicheno
  • Publisher : Orion
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 290
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Federigo da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, was the archetypal 'Renaissance man': a brilliant soldier, scholar and ally of the pope, he spent much of the vast wealth earned through his military adventures on commissioning artists such as Raphael and Bramante to decorate the churches and palaces of the city.Sigismondo Malatesta, lord of the neighbouring city of Rimini, was also a brilliant soldier and generous patron of the arts. Over the course of his life, he and Federigo were locked in an epic feud which saw them fight as mercenaries for and against just about every Italian ruler of note, so long as the other was on the opposite side.Together they epitomised the spirit of the condottieri - the contract army leaders who drove the explosion of new political, commercial and artistic ideas that has since become known as the Renaissance. Using the rivalry between the two as a focus, the author explores the much-neglected story of the military Renaissance - a time of almost constant warfare between the Italian states. The cast of characters includes Machiavelli, the first of the Borgias, the Medici of Florence, the Sforzas of Milan and Vlad 'the Impaler' Dracula - and also Michelangelo, Rafael and Leonardo da Vinci. Written by the critically-acclaimed and bestselling author Hugh Bicheno, it is a description of how military adventurers fought, poisoned, raped and sodomized their way through fifteenth century Italy, and also produced some of the most enduringly beautiful works of art ever seen.


Scourge and Fire by Lauro Martines

Scourge and Fire
  • Title : Scourge and Fire
  • Author : Lauro Martines
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 144813949X
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When the King of France invaded Italy in 1494, princely states would fall, sending tremors up and down the peninsula. The Medici fled from Florence; the republic sprang back to life; and the French army, occupying the Renaissance city for ten terrifying days, stood on the verge of sacking it. A 'little friar' from Ferrara, Savonarola was alone in knowing how to comfort citizens with his sermons and in urging the King to get out of Florence. Although the French left a city riven by political factions, the Friar's popular 'party' swiftly prevailed. With Florence at the height of its Renaissance glories, his voice rose above those of all other men. Claiming to be a messenger from God, he attacked evils on all sides - a mercenary Church, the despotism of the Medici, vile political elites, and Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia, whose name itself was a byword for brazen corruption. Savonarola foretold a universal 'scourging', but made pleas, above all, for the renewal of Christianity and for the political voice of the people. His struggle turned into a battle for the 'soul' of Florence. Excommunicated and silenced, Savonarola spurned Rome and began to preach again, retaining the strong support of the city republic. As the Pope and Medicean conspirators closed in on him, five prominent Florentines were beheaded for plotting against the state, further inflaming the passions already rife in the city. After an abortive trial by fire to shame and discredit him, his enemies set siege to his convent, leading to his arrest and trial on trumped-up charges of heresy. Savonarola mingled the fervour of religion with the ardour of republican politics. Scourge and Fire is the story of his impact on Florence and of the city's spell over him.


The Renaissance in Italy by Guido Ruggiero

The Renaissance in Italy
  • Title : The Renaissance in Italy
  • Author : Guido Ruggiero
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521895200
  • Pages : 626
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  • Language : English
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This book offers a rich and exciting new way of thinking about the Italian Renaissance as both a historical period and a historical movement. Guido Ruggiero's work is based on archival research and new insights of social and cultural history and literary criticism, with a special emphasis on everyday culture, gender, violence, and sexuality. The book offers a vibrant and relevant critical study of a period too long burdened by anachronistic and outdated ways of thinking about the past. Familiar, yet alien; pre-modern, but suggestively post-modern; attractive and troubling, this book returns the Italian Renaissance to center stage in our past and in our historical analysis.


Program of the Annual Meeting - American Historical Association by American Historical Association

Program of the Annual Meeting - American Historical Association
  • Title : Program of the Annual Meeting - American Historical Association
  • Author : American Historical Association
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.


The Genealogist by N.A

The Genealogist
  • Title : The Genealogist
  • Author : N.A
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Lawyers and Statecraft in Renaissance Florence by Lauro Martines

Lawyers and Statecraft in Renaissance Florence
  • Title : Lawyers and Statecraft in Renaissance Florence
  • Author : Lauro Martines
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400878047
  • Pages : 546
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  • Language : English
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Lawyers at work-in diplomacy, in relations with the Church, in territorial government, in the formulation of policy, in administration, and in the political struggle provide the unifying theme in this analysis of the exercise of political power in Renaissance Florence. Professor Martines studies the actual techniques of government, the hidden legal and constitutional questions raised by everyday affairs, and the responses of individual lawyers to the pressures of politics. He shows precisely how Florentine lawyers, both republicans and oligarchs, viewed the state. An appendix lists and briefly characterizes the some 200 lawyers who practiced in Florence during the period 1380 to 1530. Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


The Black Prince of Florence by Catherine Fletcher

The Black Prince of Florence
  • Title : The Black Prince of Florence
  • Author : Catherine Fletcher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019061272X
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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"Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. When Alessandro's noble father died of syphilis, the family looked to him. Groomed for power, he carved a path through the backstabbing world of Italian politics in a time when cardinals, popes, and princes vied for wealth and advantage. By the age of nineteen, he was prince of Florence, inheritor of the legacy of the grandest dynasty of the Italian Renaissance. Alessandro faced down family rivalry and enormous resistance from Florence's oligarchs, who called him a womanizer-which he undoubtedly was--and a tyrant. Yet this real-life counterpart to Machiavelli's Prince kept his grip on power until he was assassinated at the age of 26 during a late-night tryst arranged by his scheming cousins. After his death, his brief but colorful reign was criticized by those who had murdered him in a failed attempt to restore the Florentine republic. For the first time, the true story is told in The Black Prince of Florence. Catherine Fletcher tells the riveting tale of Alessandro's unexpected rise and spectacular fall, unraveling centuries-old mysteries, exposing forgeries, and bringing to life the epic personalities of the Medicis, Borgias, and others as they waged sordid campaigns to rise to the top. Drawing on new research and first-hand sources, this biography of a most intriguing Renaissance figure combines archival scholarship with discussions of race and class that are still relevant today."--Provided by publisher.


Talking Book Topics by N.A

Talking Book Topics
  • Title : Talking Book Topics
  • Author : N.A
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