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From the Publisher"Drawing on a rich array of material and textual evidence ... this book is a brilliant contribution ... which foces us to reevaluate our attitudes toward the art and culture of southwestern Italy. This is a must-read for anyone interested in patronage studies and cultural history--a fine and scholarly work with extensive notes and bibliography."
Sixteenth Century Journal
"This book successfully builds on individual monuments to construct a broader picture of the culture of Amalfitan mercatantia, an early model of multiculturalism with numerous poignant resonances for the present day." Letters in Canada 2004 John Osborne
"Caskey has written a brave work on a difficult subject" CAA Reviews Caroline Bruzelius
"Her book rewards a careful reading, encouraging reflection on complex historical conditions and individual monouments of art." - Enrico Parlato, Universita della Tuscia