Patronage in Sixteenth Century-Italy
Author: Hollingsworth, Mary.
Title: Patronage in Sixteenth Century-Italy.
Publisher: London: John Murray, 1996. First Edition.
Description: 8vo. x, 452p : illustrations. Blue boards, gilt titling to the spine. The dust-jacket has light wear, and is now in a protective jacket. Notes for each chapter: (p. 323-380). Bibliography: (p. 381-427) Very good in Very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.
Contents: Introduction -- Rome. Rome : Christianity in crisis ; In princely style : the Papal court in early sixteenth-century Rome ; Magnificence and reform I : the popes, 1534-1559 ; Magnificence and reform II : the Papal court, 1534-1559 ; Roma resurgens ; Reformation and Counter-reformation ; Piety and power : the Papal court in late sixteenth-century Rome -- Venice. Venice : the new Rome ; The image of the state ; Piety and prestige : the Scuole ; Tradition and innovation -- The courts. The battle for control : power and dynasty in the Italian courts ; Florence : the return of the Medici ; Florence : a Ducal court ; The Farnese ; The Gonzaga ; Kings, emperors and Italian art