Similarly, the Gonzaga princes of Mantua established one of the most sophisticated and important Renaissance courts in Italy, and the Gonzaga patronage of Mantegna, Alberti, Giulio Romano, and a great many other artists, scholars, and writers gave this small territory a luster and reputation far beyond its military or economic power.
In the nineteenth century, diplomacy was integral to the grand narrative of the building of the modern 'nation-State'. This is the first overall study of diplomacy in Early Renaissance Italy since Garrett Mattingly's pioneering work in 1955.
Visual Cultures of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe Timothy McCall , Sean Roberts , Giancarlo Fiorenza (eds.) Secrets in all their variety permeated early modern Europe, from the whispers of ambassadors at court to the emphatically publicized books of home remedies that flew from presses and booksellers shops.
The conference was an accompanying event to the exhibition "Ottomania. The Ottoman Orient in Renaissance Art" at the National Museum in Krakow. The book presents 11 papers of specialists from a broad range of historical disciplines,
Using the latest advances in forensics and scientific analysis, as well as years of painstaking research, Leonardo scholars Martin Kemp and Thereza Wells collaborated in some of the most in-depth technical examinations ever carried out on an old
The Black Prince of Florence : the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de’ Medici Fletcher , Catherine 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.
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