Images of Quattrocento Florence Selected Writings in Literature, History, and Art

ISBN-10: 0300080522
ISBN-13: 9780300080520
Edition: 2000
List price: $27.00
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Description: This anthology provides a panoramic view of 15th-century Florence in the words of the city's own citizens and visitors. The selections illustrate the social, political, religious, artistic and general cultural impact of Florence.

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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

This anthology provides a panoramic view of 15th-century Florence in the words of the city's own citizens and visitors. The selections illustrate the social, political, religious, artistic and general cultural impact of Florence.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
List of Classical Abbreviations
Map of Italy Circa 1490
City Plan of Late Quattrocento Florence
Chronology of Fifteenth-Century Florence
A Defense of the Roman Origins of Florence
The Republican Legacy
Inquiry into the Origins of Florence
So Depraved a Man as Julius Caesar Should Not Be Deemed the Founder of Florence
The Original Site of Florence Contrasted with Its Present Splendor
The Only City Founded by Three Roman Generals
Panegyric of Florence
The Structure of the Florentine Government
The Beauties of the Florentine Countryside
A Letter to Bartolommeo Cederni on Gambling at the Fast of St. John
A New Rome
A Critique of Cosimo's Florence
A Merchant's Praise of Florence
On the Celebrations for Pius II's and Galeazzo Maria Sforza's Visits to Florence
The City's Unparalleled Economic Prosperity
Lorenzo the Magnificent's Utopian State
The Glories of a New Golden Age
The Pazzi Conspiracy
A Condemnation of Lorenzo's Regime
The Entry of Charles VIII, King of France, into Florence
The Lives of Dante and Petrarch
Lives of the Illustrious Florentine Poets Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio
A Heavenly Vision After the Battle of Campaldino
The First Anthology of Vernacular Poetry
Proem to the First Edition of Dante's Divine Comedy
Florence Welcomes Dante upon His Return from Exile
Giotto's Revival of Ancient Art
Giotto Brings Art out of the Dark Ages
The Marvel of Brunelleschi's Dome for the Cathedral of Florence
Brunelleschi and Donatello Discover Ancient Roman Treasures
Eminent Florentine Artists of the Quattrocento
An Account of the Great Local Artists
The Beauty of Florence Surpasses that of Ancient Athens
An Artistic Vade Mecum for the City of Florence
Tuscany as the Cradle of Christianity
Vision of the Future of Italy
A Prophecy of a New Age
The Consecration of the Cathedral of Florence
A History of Florentine Piety
A Guide to Florence's Holy Sites
A Treatise on the Florentine Government
An Epistle to the Fanciulli
Two Poems on Spiritual Renewal
The Rise and Fall of the Self-Made Prophet Girolamo Savonarola
Metropolite Isidore's Journey to the Council of Florence
The Heir to Roman Justice
Bittersweet Praise of Florence
A Celebration of Florentine Eloquence
Praise of the City Before Its Authorities
A Sketch of Florence and Its Domain
The Delights of the Medici Villa in Careggi
Bibliography
Index

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