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Giangaleazzo's Investiture and its Legacy

Jane Black

in Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565290
eISBN:
9780191721861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565290.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter Three describes the Milanese dukes' desire for imperial recognition of their right to absolute powers, beginning with Giangaleazzo Visconti, created duke in 1395. Plenitude of power itself ... More


Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Jane Black

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565290
eISBN:
9780191721861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565290.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This volume charts the rise and decline of absolutism in Milan from the early fourteenth to the early sixteenth century. The study shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and ... More


Introduction

Jane Black

in Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565290
eISBN:
9780191721861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565290.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Introduction explains the concept of absolute power or plenitude of power, as understood in the Middle Ages, when it meant a ruler's capacity to overrule laws and rights. The author describes how ... More


The Surrender of Absolute Power

Jane Black

in Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565290
eISBN:
9780191721861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565290.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter seven concerns the decline of absolute power as a tool of government. The lawyer and Senator and Egidio Bossi, insisted that absolute power was no longer misused in the duchy. Francesco ... More


An Uneasy Truce

Paula C. Clarke

in The Soderini and the Medici

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229926
eISBN:
9780191678943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229926.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Although Galeazzo Maria Sforza was wary of Tommaso Soderini, he fulfilled his promise to Sacramoro to do his best to confirm Tommaso in his commitment to the Sforza house. While Tommaso did his best ... More


History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Marianne Sommer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book deals with human histories that have been reconstructed on the basis of bones, organisms, and molecules in the twentieth century. It focuses on the work of Henry Fairfield Osborn, Julian ... More


Times of Barricades and Assassinations: Bologna, Florence, and Departure from Italy (1847–1855)

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Sicilian revolt in January 1848 set in train a series of uprisings throughout Europe. Bologna was quickly involved and, as inevitably happens at such times, matters quickly got out of hand. ... More


On Whether or Not the King of France Should Make Peace with the Duke of Milan

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Debating Foreign Policy in the Renaissance: Speeches on War and Peace by Francesco Guicciardini

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474415040
eISBN:
9781474430937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415040.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses a peace treaty between the King of France, Charles VIII, and the Duke of Milan, following the king's attempt to claim dynastic rights over the Kingdom of Naples. Charles had ... More


On Whether or Not the Venetians Should Make an Agreement with the Emperor or Risk War against Him

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Debating Foreign Policy in the Renaissance: Speeches on War and Peace by Francesco Guicciardini

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474415040
eISBN:
9781474430937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415040.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter showcases a debate on whether or not the Venetians should make an agreement with Charles. At the time there was a possibility that Charles could find a pretext to seize the Duchy of ... More


Fortune

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Machiavelli begins by setting out some of the concrete methods he associates with acquiring by fortune – especially money and the personal ‘grace’ of others. He then discusses the very great ... More


Bonfire of Vanities II: 27 February 1498

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

in Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola: Religion and Politics, 1490-1498

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103267
eISBN:
9780300129045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103267.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents translations of the following documents: Exodus, Sermon III: Quinquagesima Sunday (25 February 1498); Luca Landucci, A Florentine Diary (27 February 1498); Piero Parenti, Storia ... More


A Brief History and Outline of Dual Inheritance Theory

Robert A. Paul

in Mixed Messages: Cultural and Genetic Inheritance in the Constitution of Human Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226240725
eISBN:
9780226241050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241050.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Dual Inheritance Theory is traced starting from the application of mathematical models drawn from the field of population biology to the charting of competing cultural ideas over time pioneered by ... More


Carnival:1 16 February 1496

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

in Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola: Religion and Politics, 1490-1498

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103267
eISBN:
9780300129045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103267.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents translations of the following documents: Luca Landucci, A Florentine Diary (16–29 February 1496); letter from Paolo de Somenzi to Lodovico Sforza, Duke of Milan (16 February ... More


Human History as Brownian Motion, or How Genetic Trees and Gene Maps Draw Things Together

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with Cavalli-Sforza’s early work in the development of statistical and computer techniques to create human population trees on the basis of the genetics of blood groups. The ... More


Cultural Transmission and Progress

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter engages with Cavalli-Sforza and Marcus Feldman’s theory of cultural evolution and Cavalli-Sforza’s understanding of progress. The tools from mathematical population genetics were adapted ... More


The Geography of “Our Heritage”: From the Human Genome Diversity Project to the Genographic Project

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Human Genome Diversity Project was closely related to Cavalli-Sforza’d earlier research, especially as it was presented in History and Geography of Human Genes (1994). Not only the interest in ... More


The Genographic Network: Science, Markets, and Genetic Narratives

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Continuing the developments of the preceding chapters, this one engages with the novel constellations of science, markets and identity politics. The role of databanks and the internet is discussed ... More


The Genographics of Unity in Diversity

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Throughout the book, there is a strong emphasis on practices of narration and visualization as necessary conditions for circulating the knowledge about history within. In this final chapter of Part ... More


Postscript

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The conclusion of the book situates the endeavors of Osborn, Huxley, and Cavalli-Sforza in reconstructing and circulating the integrated histories based on bones, organisms, and molecules, in ... More


Contaminations

Gianni Guastella

in Word of Mouth: Fama and Its Personifications in Art and Literature from Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198724292
eISBN:
9780191792021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724292.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Virgil’s Fama has been figuratively represented on only a few occasions, and always in different ways. Nevertheless, many of the characteristics assigned to the monstrous Fama-Rumour in the Aeneid ... More


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