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Masque of the Gonzagas.

Author: Clare Colvin
Publisher: New York : Arcadia Books Limited, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The baroque era at the beginning of the 17th century: change and upheaval are undermining the certainties of the Renaissance. In northern Italy, amid political and religious dissent, Vincenzo Gonzaga, 4th Duke of Mantua, devotes himself to the pursuit of excellence and pleasure. He gathers to his court the finest painters and musicians. His composer, Claudio Monteverdi, creates his first opera, La Favola d'Orfeo.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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History
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Colvin, Clare.
Masque of the Gonzagas.
New York : Arcadia Books Limited, ©2013
Named Person: Vincenzo, Duke of Mantua; Vincenzo, Duke of Mantua
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Colvin
ISBN: 9781909807976 1909807974
OCLC Number: 863822028
Description: 1 online resource (343 pages)
Contents: CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHTCHAPTER TWENTY-NINE; CHAPTER THIRTY; CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE; EPILOGUE 1643; AFTERWORD; THE GONZAGA SUCCESSION IN 1611; About the Author; Copyright.

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The baroque era at the beginning of the 17th century: change and upheaval are undermining the certainties of the Renaissance. In northern Italy, amid political and religious dissent, Vincenzo Gonzaga, 4th Duke of Mantua, devotes himself to the pursuit of excellence and pleasure. He gathers to his court the finest painters and musicians. His composer, Claudio Monteverdi, creates his first opera, La Favola d'Orfeo. Clare Colvin's novel follows the Renaissance dream of Arcadia to its horrific destruction, drawing on letters and documents of the time to resolve one of history's most fascinati.

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