Publications

2012
Dialectical Disputations, Volume 1: Book I
Valla, Lorenzo, Brian P Copenhaver, and Lodi Nauta. 2012. Dialectical Disputations, Volume 1: Book I. Vol. 49-50. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 49-50, 448.Abstract

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Poems
Marullo Tarcaniota, Michele, and Charles Fantazzi. 2012. Poems. Vol. 54. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 54, xx, 475 pages.Abstract

Epigrams -- Hymns to nature -- Poems of lament -- Miscellaneous epigrams -- The education of a prince -- Appendix: two letters of Marullus.

Colors Between Two Worlds: The Florentine Codex of Bernardino de Sahagún
Wolf, Gerhard, Joseph Connors, and Louis A Waldman, ed. 2012. Colors Between Two Worlds: The Florentine Codex of Bernardino de Sahagún. Florence: Villa I Tatti.
Writing History in Renaissance Italy: Leonardo Bruni and the Uses of the Past
Ianziti, Gary. 2012. Writing History in Renaissance Italy: Leonardo Bruni and the Uses of the Past. Harvard University Press.
2011
Venice Disputed: Marc'Antonio Barbaro and Venetian Architecture, 1550-1600
Howard, Deborah. 2011. Venice Disputed: Marc'Antonio Barbaro and Venetian Architecture, 1550-1600. New Haven: Yale University Press, 286.Abstract
Introduction -- Private life -- Public life -- Religious life -- Works funded by the Salt Office -- The Procuratia de Supra -- Palmanova -- Conclusion -- Chronology.
Woodcarving and Woodcarvers in Venice, 1350-1550
Schulz, Anne Markham. 2011. Woodcarving and Woodcarvers in Venice, 1350-1550. Firenze: Centro Di, 614.Abstract
Introduction -- Biographies -- Documents -- Catalogue.Summary : This book is the first synthetic treatment of Venetian woodcarving and woodcarvers. It opens with an introduction covering all aspects of the subject - materials, techniques, patronage, genres, and style, as well as social history of the profession in late Medieval and Renaissance Venice. There follows a biographical dictionary of nearly 600 woodcarvers, largely based on unpublished archival documents, the most interesting of which are transcribed in entirety. The catalogue focuses on 13 works of particular interest in and outside of Venice. The corpus of 20 illustrations in color and 300 in black and white reproduces statues, altarpieces, crucifixes, and choir stalls in lavish and exquisite detail. Centro.
Jews and Magic in Medici Florence: The Secret World of Benedetto Blanis
Goldberg, Edward L. 2011. Jews and Magic in Medici Florence: The Secret World of Benedetto Blanis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 331.Abstract
The piazza -- The palace. The Medici family ; Palazzo Pitti ; Don Giovanni dei Medici ; Benedetto Blanis at court -- The ghetto. Benedetto at home ; The Blanis family ; The creation of the ghetto ; Segregation, conversation, and confusion ; Ghetto government ; Benedetto's neighbours -- The synagogue. The synagogue as it was ; On the bench ; Men of authority ; Quarrels and dissension ; Italians and Levantines -- Memory and survival. The Jewish year ; Home and family ; Observance ; Justice and commandments -- The market. Shopping ; Market and ghetto ; Blanis and sons ; Stolen goods ; Scrocchi Barocchi ; Rich Jews -- Knowledge and power. Books ; Tree of Kabbalah ; Medicean planets ; Silver, gold, and grappa ; The fish pond -- Games of chance. Porta al prato ; Risky business ; Jew mad Christian -- The mirror of truth. On the road ; Venice ; The mirror of truth ; At home with Livia and Don Giovanni ; Fire at the fair ; Florence -- The magic circle. Fellow travellers ; The late Cosimo Ridolfi ; The workshop ; The apprentice -- Curious and forbidden books. Passover and Easter ; Days of scruples ; Holy cross ; Bad Jew ; Business as usual (I) ; Divine favours ; Jews and converts ; Business as usual (II) -- Prison. Misery and woe ; Beginning of the end ; Cosmic battle ; Out of sight and out of mind -- Habeas Corpus?
La Dette des Familles: Femmes, Lignage et Patrimoine à Florence aux XIVe et XVe Siècles
Chabot, Isabelle. 2011. La Dette des Familles: Femmes, Lignage et Patrimoine à Florence aux XIVe et XVe Siècles. Vol. 445. Roma: École Française de Rome, 445, 450.
Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy
Dell'Antonio, Andrew. 2011. Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 218.Abstract
Rapt attention -- Aural collecting -- Proper listening -- Noble and manly understanding -- Envoy : from gusto to goût.
Renegade Women: Gender, Identity, and Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Dursteler, Eric. 2011. Renegade Women: Gender, Identity, and Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 222.Abstract
Fatima Hatun née Beatrice Michiel -- Elena Civalelli/Suor Deodata and Mihale/Catterina Šatorivić-- Maria Gozzadini and her daughters-Aissè, Eminè, Catigè.
The Prodigious Muse: Women's Writing in Counter-Reformation Italy
Cox, Virginia. 2011. The Prodigious Muse: Women's Writing in Counter-Reformation Italy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 439.Abstract
Chapter One. Contexts: The female writer in context: opportunities, attitudes, models -- Women's writing and the counter-reformation -- Religious writing in post-Tridentine Italy: a poetics of conversion -- Secular writing in post-Tridentine Italy: the new sesualism and the misogynist turn -- Chapter Two. Lyric Verse: Women's lyric output, 1580-1630 -- Pietosi affetti: spiritual lyric and the female poet -- The dwindling muse: female-authored secular lyric in post-Tridentine Italy -- Chapter Three. Drama: Drama for the doge: Moderata Fonte's Le feste -- Arcadian adventures: women writers and pastoral drama -- The challenge of tragedy: Valeria Miani's Celinda -- Chapter Four. Sacred Narrative: Women writers and the new sacred narrative -- Refashioning the Gospels: New Testament narrative in Moderata Fonte and Francesca Turina -- Hagiographic epic: Lucrezia Marinella's Lives of Saints Columba and Francis -- Hagiographic epic remade: Marinella's Lives of Mary and Saint Catherine of Siena -- A Medicean sacred epic: Maddalena Salvetti's David perseguitato -- Chapter Five. Secular Narrative: Women writers and the literature of chivalry -- Ideology and history in female-authored chivalric epic -- Gender, arms, and love in female-authored chivalric fiction -- The fortunes of female-authored chivalric fiction -- Beyond chivalry: Lucrezia Marinella's experiments in mythological epic and pastoral romance -- Chapter Six. Discursive Prose: Output and principal trends - Authorizing women: the problem of Docere -- Preachers in print: religious Institutio in Maddalena Campiglia and Chiara Matraini -- Proclaiming women's worth: Fonte, Marinella, and the Querelle des femmes -- Coda -- Appendix: Italian women writers active 1580-1635.Chapter One. Contexts: The female writer in context: opportunities, attitudes, models -- Women's writing and the counter-reformation -- Religious writing in post-Tridentine Italy: a poetics of conversion -- Secular writing in post-Tridentine Italy: the new sesualism and the misogynist turn -- Chapter Two. Lyric Verse: Women's lyric output, 1580-1630 -- Pietosi affetti: spiritual lyric and the female poet -- The dwindling muse: female-authored secular lyric in post-Tridentine Italy -- Chapter Three. Drama: Drama for the doge: Moderata Fonte's Le feste -- Arcadian adventures: women writers and pastoral drama -- The challenge of tragedy: Valeria Miani's Celinda -- Chapter Four. Sacred Narrative: Women writers and the new sacred narrative -- Refashioning the Gospels: New Testament narrative in Moderata Fonte and Francesca Turina -- Hagiographic epic: Lucrezia Marinella's Lives of Saints Columba and Francis -- Hagiographic epic remade: Marinella's Lives of Mary and Saint Catherine of Siena -- A Medicean sacred epic: Maddalena Salvetti's David perseguitato -- Chapter Five. Secular Narrative: Women writers and the literature of chivalry -- Ideology and history in female-authored chivalric epic -- Gender, arms, and love in female-authored chivalric fiction -- The fortunes of female-authored chivalric fiction -- Beyond chivalry: Lucrezia Marinella's experiments in mythological epic and pastoral romance -- Chapter Six. Discursive Prose: Output and principal trends - Authorizing women: the problem of Docere -- Preachers in print: religious Institutio in Maddalena Campiglia and Chiara Matraini -- Proclaiming women's worth: Fonte, Marinella, and the Querelle des femmes -- Coda -- Appendix: Italian women writers active 1580-1635.
The Sacred Image in the Age of Art: Titian, Tintoretto, Barocci, El Greco, Caravaggio
Hall, Marcia B. 2011. The Sacred Image in the Age of Art: Titian, Tintoretto, Barocci, El Greco, Caravaggio. New Haven: Yale University Press, 310.Abstract
Changing times. Protestants and Catholics in dialogue on images -- The dilemma of naturalism -- Interpreting and narrating the sacred image -- Michelangelo's Last judgment and the failure of the sacred image at midcentury -- The decree and the didactic solution -- The affective response to Trent. Titian : his trip to Rome and after -- Jacopo Tintoretto : sacred narrative and theater -- Federico Barocci : from here to ecstasy -- El Greco : Italy transported to Spain -- Caravaggio : secularizing the sacred, sanctifying the secular -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Decree of the twenty-fifth session of the Council of Trent.
The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy: Essays in Honour of Lauro Martines
Armstrong, Lawrin D, and Julius Kirshner, ed. 2011. The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy: Essays in Honour of Lauro Martines. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 229.
Vulcan's Forge in Venus' City: The Story of Bronze in Venice, 1350-1650
Avery, Victoria. 2011. Vulcan's Forge in Venus' City: The Story of Bronze in Venice, 1350-1650. New York: Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 496.
Nelson, Jonathan K, ed. 2011. Villa I Tatti: The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies: Fifty Years, 1961-2011. Villa I Tatti, 78.
Cosimo Bartoli (1503-1572): Atti del Convegno Internazionale: Mantova, 18-19 Novembre-Firenze, 20 Novembre 2009
Fiore, Francesco Paolo, and Daniela Lamberini. 2011. Cosimo Bartoli (1503-1572): Atti del Convegno Internazionale: Mantova, 18-19 Novembre-Firenze, 20 Novembre 2009. Vol. n. 15. Firenze: L.S. Olschki, n. 15, xvii, 422 p.
Medici Women as Cultural Mediators, 1533-1743: Le Donne di Casa Medici e il Loro Ruolo di Mediatrici Culturali fra le Corti d'Europa
Strunck, Christina. 2011. Medici Women as Cultural Mediators, 1533-1743: Le Donne di Casa Medici e il Loro Ruolo di Mediatrici Culturali fra le Corti d'Europa. Vol. 35. Cinisello Balsamo (Milano): Silvana, 35, 347 p.Abstract
International conference Artful allies : Medici women as cultural mediators (2008 : Florence, Italy). Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut.
Desiderio da Settignano
Connors, Joseph. 2011. Desiderio da Settignano. Vol. 16. Venezia: Marsilio, 16, 411 p.
Giotto and His Publics: Three Paradigms of Patronage
Gardner, Julian. 2011. Giotto and His Publics: Three Paradigms of Patronage. Harvard University Press, xii, 240 p.Abstract

Introduction -- Giotto at Pisa : the Stigmatization for San Francesco -- Giotto among the money-changers : the Bardi Chapel in Santa Croce -- The lull before the storm : the Vele in the lower church at Assisi -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Inscriptions of the Vele -- Chronology."This probing analysis of three works by Giotto and the patrons who commissioned them goes far beyond the clichés of Giotto as the founding figure of Western painting. It traces the interactions between Franciscan friars and powerful bankers, illuminating the complex interplay between mercantile wealth and the iconography of poverty.Political strife and religious faction lacerated fourteenth-century Italy. Giotto's commissions are best understood against the background of this social turmoil. They reflected the demands of his patrons, the requirements of the Franciscan Order, and the restlessly inventive genius of the painter. Julian Gardner examines this important period of Giotto's path-breaking career through works originally created for Franciscan churches: Stigmatization of Saint Francis from San Francesco at Pisa, now in the Louvre, the Bardi Chapel cycle of the Life of St. Francis in Santa Croce at Florence, and the frescoes of the crossing vault above the tomb of Saint Francis in the Lower Church of San Francesco at Assisi.These murals were executed during a twenty-year period when internal tensions divided the friars themselves and when the Order was confronted by a radical change of papal policy toward its defining vow of poverty. The Order had amassed great wealth and built ostentatious churches, alienating many Franciscans in the process and incurring the hostility of other Orders. Many elements in Giotto's frescoes, including references to St. Peter, Florentine politics, and church architecture, were included to satisfy patrons, redefine the figure of Francis, and celebrate the dominant group within the Franciscan brotherhood."--BOOK JACKET.

Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Volume 1: Books I-V
Boccaccio, Giovanni, and Jon Solomon. 2011. Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Volume 1: Books I-V. Vol. 46. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 46, v. <1 >.Abstract

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