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Martines, Lauro

Works: 43 works in 312 publications in 6 languages and 15,363 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Conference proceedings  Military history  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DG737.97, 945.5105092
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Power and imagination : city-states in Renaissance Italy by Lauro Martines ( Book )
64 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great Italian city-states: Venice, Florence, Milan, and the others. The particular nature of their history and culture through the five centuries of their emergence, magnificent flowering, and twilight is brilliantly explored in terms of the internal shifts of economic, social, and political power'by violence, by manipulation, by the gradual pressures of changing circumstance. And here are the life and culture and works of imagination that were created as the merchants and guilds wrested dominion from the ancient nobility, from the first struggles against the Holy Roman Empire in the twelfth century through the rich cultural blaze and political exhaustion of the sixteenth. Lauro Martines, Professor of History at UCLA, has drawn together and chronicled in a single fluent narrative all the explosive energies, the social strife, the civil disorder, the political violence, the economic transformations, the crises of control, the religious fervor and corruption, and the spectacular achievements of art and intellect that made and defined the city-states
Fire in the city : Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance Florence by Lauro Martines ( )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A gripping and beautifully written narrative that reads like a novel, Fire in the City presents a compelling account of a key moment in the history of the Renaissance, illuminating the remarkable man who dominated the period, the charismatic Girolamo Savonarola. Lauro Martines, whose decades of scholarship have made him one of the most admired historians of Renaissance Italy, here provides a remarkably fresh perspective on Savonarola, the preacher and agitator who flamed like a comet through late fifteenth-century Florence. The Dominican friar has long been portrayed as a dour, puritanical demagogue who urged his followers to burn their worldly goods in "the bonfire of the vanities." But as Martines shows, this is a caricature of the truth--the version propagated by the wealthy and powerful who feared the political reforms he represented. Here, Savonarola emerges as a complex and subtle man, both a religious and a civic leader--who inspired an outpouring of political debate in a city newly freed from the tyranny of the Medici. In the end, the volatile passions he unleashed--and the powerful families he threatened--sent the friar to his own fiery death. But the fusion of morality and politics that he represented would leave a lasting mark on Renaissance Florence. For the many readers fascinated by histories of Renaissance Italy--such as Brunelleschi's Dome or Galileo's Daughter, and Martines's acclaimed April Blood--Fire in the City offers a vivid portrait of one of the most memorable characters from that dazzling era."--Publisher's website
April blood : Florence and the plot against the Medici by Lauro Martines ( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The failed assassination doomed the Pazzi. Medici revenge was swift and brutal - plotters were hanged or beheaded, innocents were hacked to pieces, and bodies were put out to dangle from the windows of the government palace. All remaining members of the Pazzi clan were forced to change their surname, and every public sign or symbol of the family was destroyed. April Blood offers us a fresh portrait of Renaissance Florence, where dazzling artistic achievements went side-by-side with violence, cruelty, and bare-knuckle politics. At the center of the canvas is the figure of Lorenzo the Magnificent - poet, statesman, connoisseur, patron of the arts, and ruthless ʺboss of bosses.ʺ This extraordinarily vivid account of a turning point in the Italian Renaissance is bound to become a lasting work of history. Book jacket
Not in God's image; [women in history from the Greeks to the Victorians] by Julia O'Faolain ( Book )
17 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Extracts from writings by or about women, from Ancient Greece to the mid-19th century"--Back cover
Strong words writing & social strain in the Italian Renaissance by Lauro Martines ( )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neighborhood voices in poetry - The verbal web of patronage - Prayer in the urban setting - Love and history : men against women - Suicide of a poet - Alienation : the outsider as poet - Cruelty in the community - Seduction and family space - Poetry as political memory - Crisis in the generation of 1494
The politics of law in late medieval and Renaissance Italy : essays in honour of Lauro Martines ( )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays by leading historians examine the professional, social, and political functions of Italian jurists from the thirteenth to the late fifteenth centuries. The volume also examines the use of emergency powers, the critical role played by jurists in mediating the rule of law, and the adjudication of political crimes. The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy provides both an assessment of Martines' pioneering archival scholarship as well as fresh insights into the interplay of law and politics in late medieval and Renaissance Italy."--Pub. desc
An Italian Renaissance sextet six tales in historical context by Lauro Martines ( )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The social world of the Florentine humanists, 1390-1460 by Lauro Martines ( Book )
25 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Violence and civil disorder in Italian cities, 1200-1500 ( Book )
16 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Furies : war in Europe, 1450-1700 by Lauro Martines ( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We think of the Renaissance as a shining era of human achievement, yet it was also an age of constant, harrowing warfare. Armies, not philosophers, shaped the face of Europe as modern nation-states emerged from feudal society. Martines captures the dark reality of the period in a gripping narrative mosaic, putting us on the front lines of battle, and on the streets of cities under siege, to reveal what Europe's wars meant to the men and women who endured them
Lawyers and statecraft in Renaissance Florence by Lauro Martines ( Book )
11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Society and history in English Renaissance verse by Lauro Martines ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loredana : a Venetian tale by Lauro Martines ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loredana and Orso are passionate lovers in 16th century Venice and they are determined not to be separated. Loredana is from a rich and nobile family and her lover is not. They are both hunted down by the police. Their romance is chronicled thru a rich array of letters,confessions,secret-police proceedings,a diary and a family chronicle, along with an astonishing tale of politics, love,lust and religious incandescence
Scourge and fire : Savonarola and Renaissance Florence by Lauro Martines ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Florence of the 1490s, Girolamo Savonarola's charismatic sermons mingled the fervour of religion with the ardour of republican politics. He attacked the Church for its greed and the Medici for their despotism. He was excommunicated and finally hanged. This is his biography
Riti e rituali nelle società medievali by Jacques Chiffoleau ( Book )
10 editions published in 1994 in 4 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Not in God's image : women in history by Julia O'Faolain ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extracts from writings mostly by or about women, from Ancient Greece to the mid-19th century. Contains on p. 49-51 a extract from Plutarch's 'Dialogue on Love', in which the author debates over the relative merits of homosexual and heterosexual love were commonplace. Here Protogenes, who believes that women are incapable of true feeling or intellect, argues that love is almost by definition homosexual. His friend Daphnaeus, who seems to represent Plutarch, vehemently disagrees. Also on p. 193-4 Christina de Pisan and on p. 329-30 Mary Wollstonecraft
Die Verschwörung : Aufstieg und Fall der Medici im Florenz der Renaissance by Lauro Martines ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le sang d'avril : Florence et le complot contre les Médicis by Lauro Martines ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La congiura dei Pazzi : intrighi politici, sangue e vendetta nella Firenze dei Medici by Lauro Martines ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Savonarola : moralità e politica a Firenze nel Quattrocento by Lauro Martines ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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English (236)
Italian (28)
German (9)
French (4)
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