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The Resource A Renaissance tapestry : the Gonzaga of Mantua, Kate Simon

A Renaissance tapestry : the Gonzaga of Mantua, Kate Simon

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A Renaissance tapestry : the Gonzaga of Mantua
Title
A Renaissance tapestry
Title remainder
the Gonzaga of Mantua
Statement of responsibility
Kate Simon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A sketch of the north Italian city of Mantua during the Renaissance by a superb author of travel books. Though small, Mantua played a crucial role in the tortuously complicated Renaissance politics. Focus is on the calculating Gonzaga family whose political astuteness, tangled network of marriage alliances, etc., kept it in power from 1329 to 1629. Simon interweaves condottiere, humanists, artists, and musicians, giving capsule biographies of famous figures. Despite some omissions in coverage, the text is splendid: Simon has an ear attuned to the apposite quote, an especially critical eye for the works of art that made the court of Mantua internationally famous. General readers and travelers will enjoy this book. Bennett D. Hill, St. Anselm's Abbey, Washington, D.C. --Library Journal
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UkLiU
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Simon, Kate
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Renaissance
  • Mantua (Italy)
  • Italy
  • Gonzaga family
  • Gonzaga family
Label
A Renaissance tapestry : the Gonzaga of Mantua, Kate Simon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 309 p.
Isbn
9780060158477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports
Label
A Renaissance tapestry : the Gonzaga of Mantua, Kate Simon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 309 p.
Isbn
9780060158477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports

Library Locations

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      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
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