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Humphrey, Duke of Glouchester (1390-1447) and the Italian Humanists

Author: Susanne Saygin
Publisher: Boston : Brill, 2002.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study reconstructs the relations between the fifteenth century English patron of Italian Renaissance humanism, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (1390-1447), his Italian middlemen, and several  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester; Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester; Humphrey, Gloucester Herzog
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Saygin
ISBN: 9004120157 9789004120150
OCLC Number: 48542099
Description: ix, 307 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsIntroductionPART I. AN ACTIVE LIFE. HUMPHREY, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER AS A LITERARY PATRON AND MAN OF POLITICS1. Introduction2. Henry V's Provisions for the Governance of England of 1421/22 and the Establishment of Conciliar Rule in 1422. A Tentative Re-Reading3. Gloucester's Hainault Campaign, his First Confrontation with Henry Beaufort in 1425, Bedford's Intervention of 1425/6, and Lydgate's Serpent of Division4. Gloucester's Role in English Politics 1427 to 14325. Educating Henry VI. Gloucester's Political Objectives in the Aftermath of his Coup and his Commission of Lydgate's Fall of Princes and Bruni's Translation of Aristotle's Politics6. Struggling for the King's Confidence. Gloucester's Role in English Politics 1433 to 1437 and his Commission of Frulovisi's Vita Henrici Quinti and the Humfroidos7. The First Donation to Oxford of 1439, da Monte's De Vitiorum, his Treatment of the Scipio/Caesar Controversy and Gloucester's Final Confrontation with Beaufort in 14408. A Period of Transition. Suffolk's Rise During the Late 1430s and the Cobham Trial of 14419. Gloucester's Role in English Politics 1441 to 1445 and his Donation to Oxford of 144410. Gloucester's Gift to Alfonso of Aragon and the Crisis of July 144511. ConclusionPART II. PAWNS OR PLAYERS? ZANONE DA CASTIGLIONE AND PIERO DA MONTE AS MIDDLEMEN BETWEEN HUMPHREY, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER AND THE ITALIAN HUMANIST COMMUNITY12. Introduction13. A Family Operation. Zanone da Castiglione, Bishop of Bayeux 1432-1459, and his Role as Mediator of Contacts between Gloucester and Italian Humanists14. A Study in Failure. Piero da Monte, Papal Collector and Nuncio in England 1435 to 1440, and the Background of his Activity as Middleman between Gloucester and Italian Humanists15. ConclusionPART III. TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS. THE MOTIVES OF ITALIAN HUMANISTS FOR SEEKING PATRONAGE OR EMPLOYMENT IN ENGLAND 1428 TO 144416. Introduction17. Preliminary Observations on Humanist Career Patterns During the First Half of the Quattrocento18. The Uses of Foreign Patronage. Pier Candido Decembrio, Lapo da Castiglionchio and Antonio Pacini and the Background for their Contacts with Gloucester or his Middlemen 1437 to 144419. Were they Pushed or Did They Jump? The Reasons for Italian Humanists to Seek Employment in England 1418 to 1445. Poggio Bracciolini, Tito Livio Frulovisi and Antonio Beccaria20. SummaryConclusionAppendices Appendix I. Observations on the Distribution of Responsibilities between Individual Papal Secretaries in the Papal Secretariat during the Pontificates of Martin V and Eugenius IV Appendix II. The Professional Careers of Italian Humanists 1420 to 1450BibliographyIndex
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history.
Responsibility: by Susanne Saygin.

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"This revisionist report on Humfrey is a real contribution to knowledge and understanding: one looks forward to more from its author."J.B. Trapp, Speculum, 2005.

 
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