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The Early Visconti and the Claim to 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/9780199565290.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter Two focuses on the difficulties the Visconti faced in claiming absolute power. Alberico da Rosciate, refused to accept that signori had any such right, but Signorolo degli Omodei supported ... More


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


Plenitude of Power in Practice: Preserving Justice while Infringing Rights

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/9780199565290.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

How the rulers of Milan contrived to disregard laws and rights while still maintaining a reputation for justice is addressed here. The Visconti reputation for justice is explored. The practical usage ... More


Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book provides a philosophical analysis of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions. The book ... More


On Whether or Not the Florentines Should Accept the Peace Agreement that the Duke of Milan is Offering

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/9781474415040.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter concerns the offer of a treaty of peace from Duke Filippo Maria Visconti of Milan as he attempted to restore his family's lost territories — a plan that the Florentines had good reason ... More


The Wars of Fascism

Ruth Ben-Ghiat

in Fascist Modernities: Italy, 1922-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223639
eISBN:
9780520938052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223639.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates how the regime of Italian leader Benito Mussolini depended on culture in order to assert itself as an international power after military debacles ended fascist hopes for ... More


From the historical cinema of democratic humanism to the film Novelle: Lukácsian cinematic realism in Danton (1990) and Senso (1954)

Ian Aitken

in Realist Film Theory and Cinema: The Nineteenth-century Lukacsian and Intuitionist Realist Traditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070006
eISBN:
9781781700884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070006.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter applies Lukácsian models of literary and cinematic realism to an analysis of Wajda's Danton and Visconti's Senso, arguing that, whilst Danton is at variance with Lukács's models of ... More


“Dead Weight”: Visconti and Forms of Life

Timothy C. Campbell

in The Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273256
eISBN:
9780823273300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273256.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, the first of three dedicated to films from post–World War II Italy, Luchino Visconti’s The Earth Trembles becomes the locus for a reflection on the relation among gesture, ... More


The Political Teaching of Lampedusa’s The Leopard

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Giuseppe Lampedusa’s The Leopard is a profound literary reflection on the transition from the old order to the modern democratic age. Set in Sicily at the time of the Italian unification, it charts ... More


After the War: Cinema as the Site of Historical Consciousness

Hermann Kappelhoff

in The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170727
eISBN:
9780231539319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170727.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Against the backdrop of the Second World War and the ubiquitous instrumentalization of cinema in propaganda battles, the aesthetic potential of cinema is radically reconceptualized. By examining ... More


Chapter 3

Louis Bayman

in The Operatic and the Everyday in Postwar Italian Film Melodrama

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748656424
eISBN:
9781474400947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656424.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the profusion of mass cultural forms that characterised post-war Italy, and how their incorporation into Italian film melodrama contributes towards making it a distinctly hybrid ... More


Shadows

Philip Kitcher

in Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers whether Thomas Mann was uncertain about the death of Gustav van Aschenbach in Death in Venice. It argues that the problem he faced could not have been that of deciding if ... More


Dostoevskii’s “White Nights”: The Dreamer Goes Abroad

Ronald Meyer

in Border Crossing: Russian Literature into Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411424
eISBN:
9781474418454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411424.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores four versions of Dostoevskii’s 1848 story “White Nights,” whose nameless protagonist, referred to as the Dreamer, inspired many directors to transpose this early Dostoevskian ... More


Visual thinking in scientific and technological practice

Hentschel Klaus

in Visual Cultures in Science and Technology: A Comparative History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717874
eISBN:
9780191787546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717874.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter considers a question first posed by Rudolf Arnheim and then by many psychologists and cognitive scientists, artists and art historians, sociologists and theoreticians of culture – namely ... More


Petrarch and the Renaissance of Patronage

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter traces the development of Petrarch’s attitudes towards patronage from his coronation oration of 1341 to the unfinished ‘Letter to Posterity’, which presents a highly revisionist view of ... More


The Rise of Visconti Power: Between Legitimation from Below and a Longing for Majesty

Andrea Gamberini

in The Clash of Legitimacies: The State-Building Process in Late Medieval Lombardy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824312
eISBN:
9780191862861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824312.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the affirmation of a strong lordly government in the early decades of the fourteenth century. The arrival of Henry VII and the conferring of the imperial vicariate signified a ... More


Archbishop and Mendicants in Thirteenth-century Pisa

Alexander Murray

in Conscience and Authority in the Medieval Church

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198208839
eISBN:
9780191799952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208839.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

The sermons of Federigo Visconti, archbishop of Pisa from 1253 to 1277, were transcribed by a Dominican friar in a manuscript now in the Medici library in Florence. Some of the sermons were delivered ... More


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