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Mad Tuscans and Their Families: A History of Mental Disorder in Early Modern Italy
Mellyn, Elizabeth Walker. 2014. Mad Tuscans and Their Families: A History of Mental Disorder in Early Modern Italy. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 290. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Introduction: the tales madness tells -- Incapacity, guardianship, and the Tuscan family -- "Madness is punishment enough": the insanity defense -- Spending without measure: madness, money, and the marketplace -- From madness to sickness -- The curious case of forensic medicine: the dog that didn't bark in the night -- Conclusion.
The Life and Art of Luca Signorelli
Henry, Tom. 2012. The Life and Art of Luca Signorelli. New Haven: Yale University Press, 456. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Introduction -- Apprenticeship and early independence (to 1481) -- Rome and the first fruits of success (1482-86) -- Florence, Siena and the Medici (1487-90) -- Volterra (1490-92) -- Citta di Castello and Cortona (1493-98) -- Monteoliveto and the origins of the Orvieto Commission (1498-99) -- The Cappella Nova at Orvieto (1499-1504) -- Work in and from Cortona (1502-06) -- Siena, Rome and Rocca Contrada (1506-09) -- High hopes and local fame (1510-18) -- Last works and legacy (1519-23) -- Table -- Abbreviations -- Chronology.
The Miraculous Image in Renaissance Florence
Holmes, Megan. 2013. The Miraculous Image in Renaissance Florence. New Haven: Yale University Press, 381. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Medieval Christian image cults and Florentine relic cults -- The chronological development of Florentine image cults -- The topography of the sacred in the city -- The Florentine contado and subject territories -- Image and efficacy -- The physiognomy, metaphors, and style of sacred embodiment -- Enshrinement: framing and veiling -- Image cults and the Florentine Renaissance.
Subverting Aristotle: Religion, History, and Philosophy in Early Modern Science
Martin, Craig. 2014. Subverting Aristotle: Religion, History, and Philosophy in Early Modern Science. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 262. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Scholasticism, appropriation, and censure -- Humanists' invectives and Aristotle's impiety -- Renaissance Aristotle, Renaissance Averroes -- Italian Aristotelianism after Pomponazzi -- Religious reform and the reassessment of Aristotelianism -- Learned anti-Aristoteliansim -- History, erudition, and Aristotle's past -- Pious novelty.
The Badia of Florence: Art and Observance in a Renaissance monastery
Leader, Anne. 2012. The Badia of Florence: Art and Observance in a Renaissance monastery. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 325 . Publisher's VersionAbstract
Introduction -- The development of an urban monastery -- Benedictine decadence and the path to reform -- Badia patronage and the paradox of autonomy -- Architectural design as monastic reform -- Icon, symbol, and narrative at the Florentine Badia -- The Badia painters -- Epilogue. The Badia from the Renaissance to today.

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