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Author King, Margaret L., 1947-

Title The death of the child Valerio Marcello / Margaret L. King
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 484 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents ILLUSTRATIONS; ABBREVIATIONS; PROLOGUE; CHAPTER ONE The Death of a Child; CHAPTER TWO The Birth of a Book; CHAPTER THREE Marcello in Word and Image; CHAPTER FOUR Marcello in War and Peace; CHAPTER FIVE Father and Son; CHAPTER SIX In Sympathy; APPENDIX ONE Marcello Family and Monuments; APPENDIX TWO Chronology; APPENDIX THREE Texts; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Summary Margaret King shows what the death of a little boy named Valerio Marcello over five hundred years ago can tell us about his time. This child, scion of a family of power and privilege at Venice's time of greatness, left his father in a state of despair so profound and so public that it occasioned an outpouring of consoling letters, orations, treatises, and poems. In these documents, we find a firsthand account, richly colored by humanist conventions and expectations, of the life of the fifteenth-century boy, the passionate devotion of his father, the feelings of his brothers and sisters, the str
Notes English, Italian, and Latin
The illuminated ms., De obitu Valerii ..., which is discussed in this work is located in the University of Glasgow Library
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-461) and index
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Subject Marcello, Jacopo Antonio, approximately 1400-approximately 1464.
Marcello, Valerio, 1452-1461 -- Death and burial.
De obitu Valerii filii consolatio.
Fathers and sons -- Italy -- Biography.
Mourning customs -- Italy.
Nobility -- Italy -- Venice -- Biography.
Venice (Italy) -- History -- 15th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author University of Glasgow. Library.
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