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Conspiracy literature in early Renaissance Italy : historiography and princely ideology

Author: Marta Celati
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2021. ©2021
Series: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"The present work represents the first full-length investigation of Italian Renaissance literature on the topic of conspiracy. This literary output consists of texts belonging to different genres that enjoyed widespread diffusion in the second half of the fifteenth century, when the development of these literary writings proves to be closely connected with the affirmation of a centralized political thought and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Celati, Marta, 1981-
Conspiracy literature in early Renaissance Italy.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2021
(DLC) 2020947374
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marta Celati
ISBN: 9780192608963 0192608967 9780191895999 0191895997
OCLC Number: 1226580572
Description: 1 online resource (307 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Orazio Romano's Porcaria: humanist epic as a vehicle for papal-princely ideology --
Leon Battista Alberti's Porcaria coniuration: the Epistle as an unresolved reflection on the political plot --
Giovanni Pontano's De bello Neapolitano: the Historia of the conspiracy in political theory --
Angelo Poliziano's Coniurationis commentarium: the conspiracy narrative as 'official' historiography --
The conspiracy against the prince: political perspective and literary patterns in texts on plots --
'Congiure contro a uno principe': Machiavelli and humanist literature.
Series Title: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Responsibility: Marta Celati.


This volume examines the topic and treatment of conspiracy in fifteenth-century Italian literature. It situates the theme of conspiracy within the literary and historical contexts of the period,  Read more...


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