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The Resource The Medicean succession : monarchy and sacral politics in Duke Cosimo dei Medici's Florence, Gregory Murry

The Medicean succession : monarchy and sacral politics in Duke Cosimo dei Medici's Florence, Gregory Murry

Label
The Medicean succession : monarchy and sacral politics in Duke Cosimo dei Medici's Florence
Title
The Medicean succession
Title remainder
monarchy and sacral politics in Duke Cosimo dei Medici's Florence
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Murry
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Main Description:In 1537, Florentine Duke Alessandro dei Medici was murdered by his cousin and would-be successor, Lorenzino dei Medici. Lorenzino's treachery forced him into exile, however, and the Florentine senate accepted a compromise candidate, seventeen-year-old Cosimo dei Medici. The senate hoped Cosimo would act as figurehead, leaving the senate to manage political affairs. But Cosimo never acted as a puppet. Instead, by the time of his death in 1574, he had stabilized ducal finances, secured his borders while doubling his territory, attracted an array of scholars and artists to his court, academy, and universities, and, most importantly, dissipated the perennially fractious politics of Florentine life. Gregory Murry argues that these triumphs were far from a foregone conclusion. Drawing on a wide variety of archival and published sources, he examines how Cosimo and his propagandists successfully crafted an image of Cosimo as a legitimate sacral monarch. Murry posits that both the propaganda and practice of sacral monarchy in Cosimo's Florence channeled preexisting local religious assumptions as a way to establish continuities with the city's republican and renaissance past. In The Medicean Succession, Murry elucidates the models of sacral monarchy that Cosimo chose to utilize as he deftly balanced his ambition with the political sensitivities arising from existing religious and secular traditions
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murry, Gregory
Dewey number
945/.507092
Index
index present
LC call number
DG738.17
LC item number
.M87 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
DG738.17
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
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  • Cosimo
  • Medici, House of
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Tuscany (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Tuscany (Italy)
  • Monarchy
  • Divine right of kings
  • Cosimo
  • Medici, House of
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Divine right of kings
  • Kings and rulers
  • Monarchy
  • Politics and government
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
The Medicean succession : monarchy and sacral politics in Duke Cosimo dei Medici's Florence, Gregory Murry
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The familiarity of terrestrial divinity -- Divine right rule and the providential worldview -- Rescuing virtue from Machiavelli -- Prince or patrone? Cosimo as an ecclesiastical patron -- Cosimo and Savonarolan reform -- Defense of the sacred
Control code
872253208
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674416192
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt65vf8x
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872253208
Label
The Medicean succession : monarchy and sacral politics in Duke Cosimo dei Medici's Florence, Gregory Murry
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The familiarity of terrestrial divinity -- Divine right rule and the providential worldview -- Rescuing virtue from Machiavelli -- Prince or patrone? Cosimo as an ecclesiastical patron -- Cosimo and Savonarolan reform -- Defense of the sacred
Control code
872253208
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674416192
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt65vf8x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872253208

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