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The Soderini and the Medici

Paula C. Clarke

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229926
eISBN:
9780191678943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229926.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This account of the careers of two brothers, Tommaso and Niccolò Soderini, and their relationship with the Medici family opens up a new perspective on the political world of Renaissance Florence. The ... More


Francesco Valori and the Savonarolan Republic

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter One analyzes the career of Francesco Valori and the nature of and motives for his alliance with Savonarola. Francesco and Savonarola first encountered each other as opponents, the former ... More


Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Mark Jurdjevic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Guardians of Republicanism analyses the political and intellectual history of Renaissance Florence—republican and princely—by focusing on five generations of the Valori family, each of ... More


SINGERS

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter looks at one of the impresario's chief responsibilities, the recruiting and hiring of suitable singers. Impresarios drew on complex networks built up with some of the leading families ... More


The Religious Crisis Begins, 1559–1560

Allan A. Tulchin

in That Men Would Praise the Lord: The Reformation in Nimes, 1530-1570

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736522
eISBN:
9780199866229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736522.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the political evolution of Nîmes during the short reign of Francis II. Because of the king’s youth, faction fights broke out at court. As the Guises, and then Catherine de ... More


The Crisis of 1465–1466

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/9780198229926.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Tommaso Soderini's promotion for a second time to the post of Standardbearer of Justice gave him considerable authority within the regime. On October 1463, he was selected as ambassador to Venice. ... More


The Final Equilibrium

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/9780198229926.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The last ten years of Tommaso Soderini's life illustrate the fruitful collaboration finally established between Lorenzo de' Medici and the other leading figures of the Florentine regime. While ... More


The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The introduction provides a narrative overview and survey of the five generations of the Valori analysed in the book. It explains the principal actions, conflicts, and outcomes of the family's ... More


Marsilio Ficino and the Valori Family

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter Two analyzes the family's relationship to Marsilio Ficino, their Platonic patronage, and the tensions it created for the family's relationship with Savonarola. Bartolomeo, Filippo, and ... More


The Valori Self‐Portrait Under the Medici Grand Dukes

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The fifth chapter analyses the private papers of the Valori dating from the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. In particular, the chapter examines a collection of documents gathered by ... More


The Last Portraits of the Valori Family

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The sixth chapter contrasts two seventeenth‐century histories of the Valori, the first a Savonarolan and republican interpretation by the Dominican friar Silvano Razzi and the second a skilful ... More


Barthélemy d'Herbelot and the Place of Oriental Learning

Nicholas Dew

in Orientalism in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199234844
eISBN:
9780191715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234844.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter follows the patronage career of the French orientalist, Barthélemy d'Herbelot (1625–1695), and uses it to further explore the institutional framework for Oriental studies in the late ... More


The Renaissance among the Historians Roscoe and Sismondi

J. B. BULLEN

in The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Two works are remarkable for their passionate, partial, and enormously influential interpretation of Italian history. The first was William Roscoe’s Life of Lorenzo de Medici (1796), and the second ... More


Introduction

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/9780198229926.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This work aims to show how politics worked in fifteenth-century Florence, and the factors that brought about the constitutional change for which the period was well known. These political changes ... More


The Origins of the Soderini–Medici Bond

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/9780198229926.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter traces the origins of the Soderini–Medici bond. The first section examines how the Soderini become involved with the Medici. With Niccolò Soderini's failed assassination of Niccolò da ... More


Opposing Political Paths

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/9780198229926.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The settlement of 1444 constituted a turning point not just for the Soderini, but for the regime as a whole. When it was clear that the controls were to be used to shift the locus of political power, ... More


The Soderini Brothers’ Economic World

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/9780198229926.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Soderini brothers offer an example of patricians who gained political success despite their limited financial resources. Their careers indicate how political activity could provide opportunities ... More


Tommaso at the Pinnacle of Power

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/9780198229926.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

During the last years of Piero de' Medici's life, from 1466 to 1469, the careers of Niccolò and Tommaso Soderini demonstrated what the political winners and losers could expect in Medicean Florence. ... More


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


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