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Conflict with Lorenzo

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/9780198229926.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Sacramoro Mengozzi remained aware that Piero's death might cause any of them to try to unseat the young Lorenzo de' Medici. Sacramoro dismissed the idea that Tommaso would turn against Lorenzo, for ... 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


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


Poisoned Kisses: Theater of Seduction

Tanya Pollard

in Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270835
eISBN:
9780191710322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270835.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the threat that female beauty posed for men. A surprising number of plays from this period dramatize the motif of death by poisoned kiss. The chapter focuses on three plays: ... More


Animating Matter: The Corpse as Idol in The Second Maiden’s Tragedy and The Duke of Milan

Susan Zimmerman

in The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621033
eISBN:
9780748652198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621033.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter investigates the repercussions of continual tension in two plays that directly address the issue of idolatry: Thomas Middleton's The Second Maiden's Tragedy, and Philip Massinger's The ... More


The Assassin in Decline

Martin Wiggins

in Journeymen in Murder: The Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112280
eISBN:
9780191670749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112280.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In the period of nearly three decades between The Duchess of Malfi and the closure of the theatres in 1642, only one play made important and original use of the assassin: Thomas Middleton and William ... More


‘Fear Is the Greatest Master’

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Machiavelli on International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673698
eISBN:
9780191803680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673698.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents texts that express Machiavelli’s thoughts on fear. The first is an excerpt from Discourses describing a policy spawned by the popes’ constant fear that Northern and Southern ... 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


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


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