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The beauty and the terror : an alternative history of the Italian Renaissance, Catherine Fletcher

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The beauty and the terror : an alternative history of the Italian Renaissance
Title
The beauty and the terror
Title remainder
an alternative history of the Italian Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Fletcher
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Italian Renaissance shaped western culture - but it was far stranger and darker than many of us realise. We revere Leonardo da Vinci for his art but few now appreciate his ingenious designs for weaponry. We know the Mona Lisa for her smile but not that she was married to a slave-trader. We visit Florence to see Michelangelo's David but hear nothing of the massacre that forced the republic's surrender. In focusing on the Medici in Florence and the Borgias in Rome, we miss the vital importance of the Genoese and Neapolitans, the courts of Urbino and Mantua. Rarely do we hear of the women writers, Jewish merchants, the mercenaries, engineers, prostitutes, farmers and citizens who lived the Renaissance every day. In this same short time, the birth of Protestantism, Spain's colonisation of the Americas and the rise of the Ottoman Empire all posed grave threats to Italian power, while sparking debates about the ethics of government and enslavement, religious belief and sexual morality. In The Beauty and the Terror, Catherine Fletcher provides an enrapturing narrative history that brings all of this and more into view
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1975-
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Fletcher, Catherine
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Renaissance
  • Art, Italian
  • Art, Italian
  • Italy
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
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The beauty and the terror : an alternative history of the Italian Renaissance, Catherine Fletcher
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251487580
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
419 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781847925091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (some colour), portraits
Label
The beauty and the terror : an alternative history of the Italian Renaissance, Catherine Fletcher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251487580
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
419 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781847925091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (some colour), portraits

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