Herculean Ferrara: Ercole d'Este (1471-1505) and the Invention of a Ducal Capital / Edition 1

Herculean Ferrara: Ercole d'Este (1471-1505) and the Invention of a Ducal Capital / Edition 1

by Thomas Tuohy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521522633

ISBN-13: 9780521522632

Pub. Date: 08/08/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The court of Ercole d'Este was one of the most glittering in Renaissance Italy. The duke was a prolific builder, and the leader in the revival of classical theater, an enthusiastic patron of musicians, and a creator of magnificent court spectacles. Very little survives to testify to Ercole's achievements, largely because of a devastating earthquake in 1570, but

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Overview

The court of Ercole d'Este was one of the most glittering in Renaissance Italy. The duke was a prolific builder, and the leader in the revival of classical theater, an enthusiastic patron of musicians, and a creator of magnificent court spectacles. Very little survives to testify to Ercole's achievements, largely because of a devastating earthquake in 1570, but extensive archival evidence has been used to reestablish the duke's achievements and the extent to which he was personally involved in his patronage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521522632
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/08/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture Series
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; Preface; 1. The d'Este of Ferrara; 2. The Estense inheritance; 3. The ducal palace; 4. The ducal capital; 5. Court errant: the itinerant court; 6. Princely piety; 7. The decoration and furnishing of palaces; 8. The ephemera of magnificence; 9. As the duke commands; Gazetteer; Plans and genealogical table; Abbreviations and the currency of Ferrara; Sources; Inventory of registers of the camera ducale; Bibliography; Appendices.

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