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Title Images of quattrocento Florence : selected writings in literature, history, and art / edited by Stefano Ugo Baldassarri and Arielle Saiber
Published New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (lxiv, 350 pages) : illustrations
Series Italian literature and thought series
Italian literature and thought series.
Contents A defense of the Roman origins of Florence -- The republican legacy -- Inquiry into the origins of Florence -- So depraved a man as Julius Caesar should not be deemed the founder of Florence -- The original site of Florence contrasted with its present splendor -- The only city founded by three Roman generals -- Panegyric of Florence -- The structure of the Florentine government -- The beauties of the Florentine countryside -- A letter to Bartolommeo Cederni on gambling at the feast of St. John -- A new Rome -- A critique of Cosimo's Florence
A merchant's praise of Florence -- On the celebrations for Pius II's and Galeazzo Maria Sforza's visits to Florence -- The city's unparalleled economic prosperity -- Lorenzo the Magnificent's Utopian state -- The glories of a new golden age -- The Pazzi conspiracy -- A condemnation of Lorenzo's regime -- The entry of Charles VIII, King of France, into Florence -- The lives of Dante and Petrarch -- Lives of the illustrious Florentine poets Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio -- A heavenly vision after the battle of Campaldino -- The first anthology of vernacular poetry
A prophecy of a new age -- The consecration of the Cathedral of Florence -- A history of Florentine piety -- A guide to Florence's holy sites -- A treatise on the Florentine government -- An Epistle to the Fanciulli -- Two poems on spiritual renewal -- The rise and fall of the self-made prophet Girolamo Savonarola -- Metropolite Isidore's journey to the Council of Florence -- The heir to Roman justice -- Bittersweet praise of Florence -- A celebration of Florentine eloquence -- Praise of the city before its authorities
A sketch of Florence and its domain -- The delights of the Medici Villa in Careggi
Proem to the first edition of Dante's Divine Comedy -- Florence welcomes Dante upon his return from exile -- Giotto's revival of ancient art -- Giotto brings art out of the Dark Ages -- The marvel of Brunelleschi's dome for the Cathedral of Florence -- Brunelleschi and Donatello discover ancient Roman treasures -- Eminent Florentine artists of the Quattrocento -- An account of the great local artists -- The beauty of Florence surpasses that of ancient Athens -- An artistic Vade Mecum for the city of Florence -- Tuscany as the cradle of christianity -- Vision of the future of Italy
Summary This anthology provides a panoramic view of 15th-century Florence in the words of the city's own citizens and visitors. The selections illustrate the social, political, religious, artistic and general cultural impact of Florence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-341) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Florence (Italy) -- Civilization.
Form Electronic book
Author Baldassarri, Stefano Ugo.
Saiber, Arielle.
ISBN 0300143001 (electronic bk.)
9780300143003 (electronic bk.)