Renaissance Cardinals and Their Worldly Problems

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Great Britain 1997 Cloth Very Good in None jacket Book Textblock is unmarked. Binding is tight. Includes Appendix, Additions and Corrections, General incex and Index of ... Manuscripts and Documentary Sources. Frontispiece is detail of painting of Cardinal Bardinello Sauli and Companions. Light blue boards have a few tiny white flecks on front. Read more Show Less

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With an ever-renewed wonder at the boundlessness of human presumption and self-deception, Chambers delves into the private and public lives of Princes of the Church from the 14th to the early 17th centuries, focusing mostly on the period 1460-1520 and Francesco Gonzaga. The topics include his housing problems, his defense of non-residence, his son, various disputes with the duke of Manua, and the master of his household. Other topics include the economic predicament of Renaissance cardinals, and the humanistic secretary and bishop Giovanni Pietro Arrivabene (1439- 1504). Of the 11 essays, one is new and the rest published between 1966 and 1987; one is in Italian. Marginal asterisks alert the reader to additions and corrections appended among the back matter. Distributed in the US by Ashgate. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860786146
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Series: Collected Studies Series
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 5.91 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
I The economic predicament of Renaissance cardinals
II The housing problems of Cardinal Francesco Gonzaga
III Sant' Andrea at Mantua and Gonzaga patronage 1460-1472
IV A defence of non-residence in the later fifteenth century: Cardinal Francesco Gonzaga and the Mantuan clergy
V Virtu militare del cardinale Francesco Gonzaga
VI Cardinal Francesco Gonzaga in Florence
VII Francesco 'Cardinalino' (c. 1477-1511): the son of Cardinal Francesco Gonzaga
VIII Giovanni Pietro Arrivabene (1439-1504): humanistic secretary and bishop
IX Bartolomeo Marasca, master of Cardinal Gonzaga's household (1462-1469)
X The 'bellissimo ingegno' of Ferdinando Gonzaga (1587-1626), cardinal and duke of Mantua
XI Postscript on the worldly affairs of Cardinal Francesco Gonzaga and of other princely cardinals
Additions and Corrections
General Index
List of Manuscripts and Documentary Sources
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