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Isabella d’Este and Francesco Gonzaga: Power Sharing at the Italian Renaissance Court

History


by
Sarah D.P. Cockram

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 274 pages

File size: 4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

In this first full length scholarly study of Isabella d’Este and Francesco Gonzaga, Sarah Cockram casts new light on a long misunderstood relationship and shows the couple’s strategic teamwork in action. Drawing on largely unpublished archival material, she illuminates tactics of collaboration and double-dealing. She reveals sharing of authority; behind-the-scenes diplomatic activity; epistolary practices and dissimulation; network-building; sexual politics and seduction; court rivalries; Machiavellian intrigues and assassinations.

In this first full length scholarly study of Isabella d’Este and Francesco Gonzaga, Sarah Cockram casts new light on a long misunderstood relationship and shows the couple’s strategic teamwork in action. Drawing on largely unpublished archival material, she illuminates tactics of collaboration and double-dealing. She reveals sharing of authority; behind-the-scenes diplomatic activity; epistolary practices and dissimulation; network-building; sexual politics and seduction;… (more)

In this first full length scholarly study of Isabella d’Este and Francesco Gonzaga, Sarah Cockram casts new light on a long misunderstood relationship and shows the couple’s strategic teamwork in action. Drawing on largely unpublished archival material, she illuminates tactics of collaboration and double-dealing. She reveals sharing of authority; behind-the-scenes diplomatic activity; epistolary practices and dissimulation; network-building; sexual politics and seduction; court rivalries; Machiavellian intrigues and assassinations.

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