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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.Abstract
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 Miraculous Image in Renaissance Florence
Holmes, Megan. 2013. The Miraculous Image in Renaissance Florence. New Haven: Yale University Press, 381.Abstract
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.Abstract
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 .Abstract
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.
Il Giardino dell'Anima: Ascesi e Propaganda nelle Tebaidi Fiorentine del Quattrocento
Malquori, Alessandra. 2012. Il Giardino dell'Anima: Ascesi e Propaganda nelle Tebaidi Fiorentine del Quattrocento. Vol. 23. Firenze: Centro Di, 23, 255.Abstract
Le Tebaidi sono pitture murali e dipinti su tavola che conobbero una singolare fortuna nel Tre e nel Quattrocento. Si tratta di raffigurazioni in cui monaci, santi e asceti si muovono in un paesaggio dalle caratteristiche ricorrenti - un fiume cho lo attraversa e una variopinta e rigogliosa vegetazione. La nascita di tale iconografia e le ragioni della sua fortuna e diffusione sono materia di questo saggio, molto dettagliato e ricco di informazioni e riferimenti, corredato da numerose illustrazioni e da un'esauriente bibliografia.

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