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The renaissance of marriage in fifteenth-century Italy

Author: Anthony F D'Elia
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Series: Harvard historical studies, 146.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Weddings in 15th-century Italian courts were grand, sumptuous affairs, often requiring guests to listen to lengthy orations given in Latin. D'Elia shows how Italian humanists used these orations to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony F D'Elia
ISBN: 0674015525 9780674015524
OCLC Number: 56964134
Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1. Marriage and Wisdom from Antiquity to the Renaissance 2. The Revival of the Ancient Epithalamium in Courtly Weddings 3. Weddings as Propaganda: Rhetoric and Court Culture 4. The Culture of Marriage and Sex in Italian Courts 5. Humanist Criticisms of Celibacy and the Reformation Conclusion A Finding-List for Wedding Orations in the Italian Renaissance Notes Index
Series Title: Harvard historical studies, 146.
Responsibility: Anthony F. D'Elia.

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