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The Resource Lives of the Milanese tyrants, Pier Candido Decembrio ; translation and introduction by Gary Ianziti ; Latin texts edited by Massimo Zaggia

Lives of the Milanese tyrants, Pier Candido Decembrio ; translation and introduction by Gary Ianziti ; Latin texts edited by Massimo Zaggia

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Lives of the Milanese tyrants
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Lives of the Milanese tyrants
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Pier Candido Decembrio ; translation and introduction by Gary Ianziti ; Latin texts edited by Massimo Zaggia
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  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
The two works published in this volume were written at different times and under widely different circumstances. They also represent two very different moments in the career of their author, the once famed but now too often forgotten Milanese humanist Pier Candido Decembrio (1399-1477). The first work--a life of the Duke of Milan Filippo Maria Visconti (1392-1447)--was essentially a product of Decembrio's twenty-eight years of service, from 1419 to 1447, as secretary, envoy, and personal literary factotum to Duke Filippo Maria and his advisors: "The picture of the fifteenth century would be incomplete without this unique biography, which is characteristic down to its minutest details." The second work published here has attracted much less acclaim. It is an account of the deeds in arms of the condottiere Francesco Sforza (1401-1466), who through a combination of guile, force, and sheer willpower managed to secure for himself and his immediate heirs the succession to the Duchy of Milan. Decembrio wrote this second biography in the early 1460s, at a critical moment in his career.--
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individual biography
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1399-1477
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Decembrio, Pier Candido
Dewey number
945/.2050922
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index present
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages; introduction and notes in English
LC call number
DG657.5
LC item number
.D43 2019
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non fiction
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  • 1399-1477
  • 1399-1477
  • 1399-1477
  • 1399-1477
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  • Ianziti, Gary
  • Zaggia, Massimo
  • Decembrio, Pier Candido
  • Decembrio, Pier Candido
  • Decembrio, Pier Candido
  • Decembrio, Pier Candido
Series statement
The I Tatti Renaissance library
Series volume
88
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  • Filippo Maria Visconti
  • Francesco Sforza
  • Milan (Italy)
  • Milan (Italy)
  • Filippo Maria Visconti
  • Francesco Sforza
  • HISTORY
  • Kings and rulers
  • Italy
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Lives of the Milanese tyrants, Pier Candido Decembrio ; translation and introduction by Gary Ianziti ; Latin texts edited by Massimo Zaggia
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-320) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Life of Filippo Maria Visconti -- The Deeds of Francesco Sforza
Control code
1044776222
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
liii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780674987524
Lccn
2018017736
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1044776222
Label
Lives of the Milanese tyrants, Pier Candido Decembrio ; translation and introduction by Gary Ianziti ; Latin texts edited by Massimo Zaggia
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life of Filippo Maria Visconti -- The Deeds of Francesco Sforza
Control code
1044776222
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
liii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780674987524
Lccn
2018017736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044776222

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