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The Montefeltro conspiracy : a Renaissance mystery decoded

Author: Marcello Simonetta
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : A book Club edView all editions and formats
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The Italian Renaissance is remembered as much for intrigue as it is for art, with papal politics and infighting among Italy's many city-states. The attempted assassination of the Medici brothers in Florence in 1478 is one of the best-known examples of the machinations of the age. While the assailants were the Medici's rivals, the Pazzi family, questions have always lingered about who really orchestrated the attack.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Lorenzo de' Medici; Giuliano de' Medici; Sixtus, Pope; Federico, da Montefeltro Duke of Urbino; Sandro Botticelli; Sandro Botticelli; Federico, da Montefeltro Duke of Urbino; Giuliano de' Medici; Lorenzo de' Medici; Sixtus, Pope
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcello Simonetta
ISBN: 9780385524681 0385524684
OCLC Number: 772871306
Description: xv, 251 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Milan is for murder --
Overly cautious --
Nothing unsaid --
The invisible hands --
Eliminate them! --
Florence is for fear --
Extreme measures --
Lives at stake --
Traveling south --
Resting in peace --
Ominous ends.
Responsibility: Marcello Simonetta.
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Abstract:

The Italian Renaissance is remembered as much for intrigue as it is for art, with papal politics and infighting among Italy's many city-states. The attempted assassination of the Medici brothers in Florence in 1478 is one of the best-known examples of the machinations of the age. While the assailants were the Medici's rivals, the Pazzi family, questions have always lingered about who really orchestrated the attack. Five centuries later, Marcello Simonetta, working in a private archive in Italy, stumbled upon a coded letter written by Federico da Montefeltro, the Duke of Urbino, to Pope Sixtus IV, containing proof of a power grab by the Pope for control of Florence. Montefeltro, long believed a close friend of Lorenzo de Medici, was in fact conspiring with the Pope to unseat the Medici. Their failure changed the course of Italian and papal history.--From publisher description.

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