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A RENAISSANCE COURT - Milan under Galeazzo Maria Sforza


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ISBN 10: 0520081463 / ISBN 13: 9780520081468
Verlag: University of California Press, Berkeley/Los Angeles/London, 1994
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Set in Times Roman. Jacket illustration: Galeazzo Maria Sforza and his court. Jacket design: Steve Renick. Lubkin's fascinating book presents the first full-length portrait of Renaissance Milan in English since that of Cecilia Ady in 1907, and the most fully documented description of any fifteenth-century Italian court yet to be published in this country. As such, the book fills a large lacuna in Italian historical studies. A vivid picture of everyday life at the court of duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza, son of the military strongman and self-made duke of Milan, Francesco Sforza, Lubkin's work is the product of fifteen years' labor in the city archives of Milan, Mantua, Modena, and Florence. Contents: Prologue (March 1466). I). The second prince and lord in Italy - The Milanese dominion and its rulers. II). To give form and order to matters of our court - Galeazzo lays the groundwork for his reign (1466-68). III). The prince himself becomes more eminent - Galeazzo establishes his princely presence (1468-70). IV). He was.splendid beyond measures in his court - Galeazzo asserts his princely style (1470-72). V). He who lives at court dies in the poorhouse - Conditions of life and work at court. VI).To gain the friendship of many leading men - The politics of honor (1472-74). VII). With the greatest pleasure and contentment of the heart - Love and hate at the court of Milan (1474-75). VIII). To the praise and glory of.all the triumphant celestial court - Splendor, intimacy, and death (1475-76). IX). His court was one of the most brilliant in the whole world - Galeazzo' court in historical perspective. Epilogue (December 1476). Appendix A). Itinerary of Duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza 1468-1476. B). Persons to be lodged when traveling with the Milanese ducal court 1476. C). Princes and feudatories invited to Milan for Christmas 1472. D). Persons in ducal party for 1471 visit to Florence. With author's notes, glossary, bibliography, notes and index. Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444 - assassinated 1476) was Duke of Milan from 1466 until his death. He was famous for being lustful, cruel and tyrannical. XXIII + 405 pag. Size: 23,5cmx15,5cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 030348

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Titel: A RENAISSANCE COURT - Milan under Galeazzo ...

Verlag: University of California Press, Berkeley/Los Angeles/London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1994

Einband: Half cloth

Zustand: New condition.

Auflage: 1st edition.

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Ambitious, extravagant, progressive, and sexually notorious, Galeazzo Maria Sforza inherited the ducal throne of Milan in 1466, at the age of twenty-two. Although his reign ended tragically only ten years later, the young prince's court was a dynamic community where arts, policy making, and the panoply of state were integrated with the rhythms and preoccupations of daily life. Gregory Lubkin explores this vital but overlooked center of power, allowing the members of the Milanese court to speak for themselves and showing how dramatically Milan and its ruler exemplified the political, cultural, religious, and economic aspirations of Renaissance Italy.

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"A vivid portrait of the arguably most brilliant court in early Renaissance Europe, which will be used by medieval/Renaissance historians and by musicologists, art historians, and social historians." (Vincent Ilardi, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

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