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The 'Schemes' Of Piero De' Pazzi And The Conflict With The Medici (1461–2), Oren J. Margolis, Brian Maxson Oct 2015

The 'Schemes' Of Piero De' Pazzi And The Conflict With The Medici (1461–2), Oren J. Margolis, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

This article opens up an important but overlooked chapter in the political and diplomatic history of Florence, as well as that of fifteenth-century Franco-Italian relations more broadly. In late 1461, the city of Florence elected ambassadors to go to France to congratulate King Louis XI on his accession to the throne. Intended as a purely ceremonial mission, the Florentine diplomat Piero de' Pazzi ignored his commission and pursued policies that explicitly promoted French interests in Italy. By doing so, Piero sought to improve the standing of his own family, both domestically and abroad, at the expense of the Medici regime ...


After Civic Humanism: Learning And Politics In Renaissance Italy, 1300-1600 Dec 2014

After Civic Humanism: Learning And Politics In Renaissance Italy, 1300-1600

Brian J. Maxson

The thirteen essays in this volume demonstrate the multiplicity of connections between learning and politics in Renaissance Italy. Some engage explicitly with Hans Baron's "civic humanism" thesis illustrating its continuing viability, but also stretching its application to prove the limitations of its original expression. Others move beyond Baron's thesis to examine the actual practice of various individuals and groups engaged in both political and learned activities in a variety of diverse settings. The collective impression of all the contributions is that of a complex, ever-shifting mosaic of learned enterprises in which the well-examined civic paradigm emerges as just ...


Arts & Humanities In Ancient Greece, Robert Hillman, Marlene Slough, Todd Bruns Aug 2014

Arts & Humanities In Ancient Greece, Robert Hillman, Marlene Slough, Todd Bruns

Marlene Slough

As one of the founding pillars of western civilization, ancient Greece created cultural traditions that continue to influence many aspects of the modern world that we now take for granted. Focusing on the arts and humanities, this exhibit explores ancient Greek architecture, sculpture, poetry, theater, music, and handcrafts like pottery, clothing and jewelry. Included is biographical information on some of the major historical figures important to these fields of endeavor.


Between Lipany And White Mountain: Essays In Late Medieval And Early Modern Bohemian History In Modern Czech Scholarship (Studies In Central European Histories), James Palmitessa Jun 2014

Between Lipany And White Mountain: Essays In Late Medieval And Early Modern Bohemian History In Modern Czech Scholarship (Studies In Central European Histories), James Palmitessa

Dorilee Schieble

This book presents twelve essays by Czech historians on the history of the Czech lands from the middle of the fifteenth to the middle of the seventeenth century, previously published in Czech, which appear here for the first time in English.


The Humanist World Of Renaissance Florence, Brian J. Maxson Nov 2013

The Humanist World Of Renaissance Florence, Brian J. Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

This book offers a major contribution for understanding the spread and appeal of the humanist movement in Renaissance Florence. Investigating the connections between the individuals who were part of the humanist movement, Brian Jeffrey Maxson reconstructs the networks that bound them together. Overturning the problematic categorization of humanists as either professional or amateurs, a distinction based on economics and the production of original works in Latin, he offers a new way of understanding how the humanist movement could incorporate so many who were illiterate in Latin, but who nonetheless were responsible for an important intellectual and cultural paradigm shift. The ...


Arts & Humanities In Ancient Greece, Robert Hillman, Marlene Slough, Todd Bruns Aug 2013

Arts & Humanities In Ancient Greece, Robert Hillman, Marlene Slough, Todd Bruns

Todd A. Bruns

As one of the founding pillars of western civilization, ancient Greece created cultural traditions that continue to influence many aspects of the modern world that we now take for granted. Focusing on the arts and humanities, this exhibit explores ancient Greek architecture, sculpture, poetry, theater, music, and handcrafts like pottery, clothing and jewelry. Included is biographical information on some of the major historical figures important to these fields of endeavor.


Fables, Festivals, Gods & Heroes: Religion In Ancient Greece, Todd Bruns Aug 2013

Fables, Festivals, Gods & Heroes: Religion In Ancient Greece, Todd Bruns

Todd A. Bruns

Many of the gods and mythological tales of the ancient Greeks are still well known today. This exhibit explores the religion of ancient Greece, from the squabbling extended family of the all-too-human major Greek gods, to fables such as Deucalion and Pyrrha (a story very similar to Noah’s Flood of the Bible), to heroic adventures such as Heracles and his Twelve Labors, and finally, to the festivals of the ancient Greeks that celebrated these beliefs.


Companion To The Catholic Enlightenment In Europe, Ulrich Lehner, Michael Printy Dec 2009

Companion To The Catholic Enlightenment In Europe, Ulrich Lehner, Michael Printy

Ulrich L. Lehner

This book offers the first comprehensive overview of the Catholic Enlightenment in Europe. It surveys the diversity of views about the structure and nature of the movement, pointing toward the possibilities for further research. The volume presents a series of comprehensive treatments on the process and interpretation of Catholic Enlightenment in France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Holy Roman Empire, Malta, Italy and the Habsburg territories. An introductory overview explores the varied meanings of Catholic Enlightenment and situates them in a series of intellectual and social contexts. The topics covered in this book are crucial for a proper understanding of the ...