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The Montefeltro conspiracy : a Renaissance mystery decoded, Marcello Simonetta

Label
The Montefeltro conspiracy : a Renaissance mystery decoded
Title
The Montefeltro conspiracy
Title remainder
a Renaissance mystery decoded
Statement of responsibility
Marcello Simonetta
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
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Simonetta, Marcello
Dewey number
945/.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG737.9
LC item number
.S56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Medici, Lorenzo de'
  • Medici, Giuliano de'
  • Sixtus
  • Federico
  • Botticelli, Sandro
  • Pazzi Conspiracy, 1478
  • Cryptography
  • Politics in art
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
The Montefeltro conspiracy : a Renaissance mystery decoded, Marcello Simonetta
Link
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-238) and index
Contents
  • Part II: Spring 1478-Summer 1482
  • Florence is for fear
  • Extreme measures -- dt Lives at stake
  • Traveling south
  • Resting in peace
  • Part III: The
  • Sistine Chapel and Botticelli's Spring
  • Ominous ends
  • Part I:
  • Winter 1476-Spring 1478
  • Milan is for murder
  • Overly cautious
  • Nothing unsaid
  • The
  • invisible hands
  • Eliminate them!
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 251 p.
Isbn
9780385524681
Lccn
2008009892
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn176951142
  • (OCoLC)176951142
  • 1148455
Label
The Montefeltro conspiracy : a Renaissance mystery decoded, Marcello Simonetta
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-238) and index
Contents
  • Part II: Spring 1478-Summer 1482
  • Florence is for fear
  • Extreme measures -- dt Lives at stake
  • Traveling south
  • Resting in peace
  • Part III: The
  • Sistine Chapel and Botticelli's Spring
  • Ominous ends
  • Part I:
  • Winter 1476-Spring 1478
  • Milan is for murder
  • Overly cautious
  • Nothing unsaid
  • The
  • invisible hands
  • Eliminate them!
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 251 p.
Isbn
9780385524681
Lccn
2008009892
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn176951142
  • (OCoLC)176951142
  • 1148455
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