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  • Medicine and Humanism in Late Medieval Italy

    The Carrara Herbal in Padua

    By Sarah R. Kyle

    This book is the first study to consider the extraordinary manuscript now known as the Carrara Herbal (British Library, Egerton 2020) within the complex network of medical, artistic and intellectual traditions from which it emerged. The manuscript contains an illustrated, vernacular copy of the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09 
    Routledge
    Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean

  • Rome, Travel and the Sculpture Capital, c.1770–1825

    Edited by Tomas Macsotay

    The world that shaped Europe's first national sculptor-celebrities, from Schadow to David d'Angers, from Flaxman to Gibson, from Canova to Thorvaldsen, was the city of Rome. Until around 1800, the Holy See effectively served as Europe's cultural capital, and Roman sculptors found themselves at the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge

  • Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era

    Social Reactions, Artistic Reflections

    By Livio Pestilli

    The presence of the orthopedically impaired body in art is so pervasive that, paradoxically, it has failed to attract the attention of most art historians. In Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era, Livio Pestilli investigates the changing meaning that images of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Water in the Art and Festivals of Medici Florence

    From Neptune Fountain to Naumachia

    By Felicia M. Else

    The first book to tell the dynamic story of one dynasty’s struggle with water, to control its flow and manage its representation, this interdisciplinary study pivots on two well-known water-related Medici creations, Bartolomeo Ammannati's Neptune Fountain (1560-1574) in the Piazza della Signoria,…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28 
    Routledge
    European Festival Studies: 1450-1700

  • Storytelling as Plague Prevention in Medieval and Early Modern Italy

    The Decameron Tradition

    By Martin Marafioti

    Through close readings of five Italian collections of novellas written over a 500-year period, Martin Marafioti explores the literary tradition of storytelling, and particularly its efficacy as a healing tool following traumatic visitations from the plague. In this study, Giovanni Boccaccio's…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Observing Agriculture in Early Twentieth-Century Italy

    Agricultural economists and statistics

    By Federico D'Onofrio

    Agricultural Economists in Early Twentieth-Century Italy describes how Italian agricultural economists collected information about the economy of Italy, between the Giolittian and the Fascist era. The book carefully describes three main forms of economic observation: enquiries, statistics, and farm…

    Hardback – 2016-06-07 
    Routledge
    Rural Worlds: Economic, Social and Cultural Histories of Agricultures and Rural Societies

  • Commerce, Peace, and the Arts in Renaissance Venice

    Ruzante and the Empire at Center Stage

    By Linda L. Carroll

    With the Paduan playwright Angelo Beolco, aka Ruzante, as a focal point, this book sheds new light on his oeuvre and times - and on Venetian patrician interest in him - by embedding the Venetian aspects of his life within the monumental changes taking place in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century…

    Hardback – 2016-05-30 
    Routledge

  • The Italian Academies 1525-1700

    Networks of Culture, Innovation and Dissent

    Edited by Jane E. Everson, Denis V Reidy, Lisa Sampson

    The intellectual societies known as Academies played a vital role in the development of culture, and scholarly debate throughout Italy between 1525-1700. They were fundamental in establishing the intellectual networks later defined as the ‘République des Lettres’, and in the dissemination of ideas…

    Hardback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Italian Perspectives

  • Pasolini after Dante

    The 'Divine Mimesis' and the Politics of Representation

    By Emanuela Patti

    What role did Dante play in the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975)? His unfinished and fragmented imitation of the Comedia, La Divina Mimesis, is only one outward sign of what was a sustained dialogue with Dante on representation begun in the early 1950s. During this period, the philologists…

    Hardback – 2016-04-20
    Routledge
    Italian Perspectives

  • Juan de Valdés and the Italian Reformation

    By Massimo Firpo

    Juan de Valdés played a pivotal role in the febrile atmosphere of sixteenth-century Italian religious debate. Fleeing his native Spain after the publication in 1529 of a book condemned by the Spanish Inquisition, he settled in Rome as a political agent of the emperor Charles V and then in Naples,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge
    Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700

  • Sudden Death: Medicine and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Rome

    By Maria Pia Donato

    In 1705-1706, during the War of the Spanish Succession and two years after a devastating earthquake, an ’epidemic’ of mysterious sudden deaths terrorized Rome. In early modern society, a sudden death was perceived as a mala mors because it threatened the victim’s salvation by hindering repentance…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge

  • Commedia dell' Arte and the Mediterranean

    Charting Journeys and Mapping 'Others'

    By Erith Jaffe-Berg

    Drawing on published collections and also manuscripts from Mantuan archives, Commedia dell' arte and the Mediterranean locates commedia dell' arte as a performance form reflective of its cultural crucible in the Mediterranean. The study provides a broad perspective on commedia dell’ arte as an…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

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