Nor is this wholly accidental. In 2011 he received the Presidential Award of the Columbian Foundation. Much of the basis for accepting the notion of a Florentine Renaissance derives from the testimony of contemporaries like Matteo Palmieri and Giorgio Vasari that they were indeed having one, and on the determination of their fellows to furnish the necessary historical texts and artworks as proof. Li Emergenti Bisogni Matrimoniali in Renaissance Florence Julius Kirshner 4. Table of Contents Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction William J. Connell holds the Joseph M.
He is coeditor of Florentine Tuscany: Structures and Practices of Power 2000 , author of La cittand 224; dei crucci: fazioni e clientele in uno stato repubblicano del '400 2000 , and coeditor of Renaissance Essays 1993. Classe di Lettere e Filosofia. The collection's stated theme of society and individual is not merely Burckhardtian in inspiration, but also implicitly acknowledges Brucker's own modesty and rigorous intellectual honesty. Raging against Priests in Italian Renaissance Verse Lauro Martines 11. Lay Male Identity in the Institutions of a Tuscan Provincial Town James R. In his introduction to the collection, William Connell invites readers to compare this volume with a collection of essays edited thirty-five years ago by Nicolai Rubinstein. Kent's examination of class relations in Quattrocento Florence.
The aims or results may range from explanation to concealment, self-congratulation to exculpation, self-justification and legitimation to the nurturing construction, and elaboration of grievances against others. Inheritance and Identity in Early Renaissance Florence The Estate of Paliano di Falco Thomas Kuehn 6. Connell: Machiavelli Faces Unemployment, Academic Minute, Northeast Public Radio, April 24, 2012. Insiders and Outsiders The Changing Boundaries of Exile Alison Brown 15. Connell quoted in Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco October 10, 1999. The roles that religion and the local church played in shaping the Quattrocento Florentine cultural milieu that produced its foundational humanist historians were thus masked and obscured by the very selectivity and semiotics of the humanists' own narratives.
In particular, intensified emphasis on elites remains characteristic of Anglo-American historiography, a trend not fully explicable by reference to the biases of the primary sources. Flagellants took to the streets, the city's political leadership split bitterly, and Florence was forced to sue for peace. La Motta Chair in Italian Studies at Seton Hall University and is a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Within convents and orders, naming of nuns honored women of the classical past and, increasingly after 1500, medieval saints and heroines of the convents' own orders. After an internship with U.
V The War of the Eight Saints had its ideological roots in a debate over ecclesiastical wealth and jurisdictions that had been intensifying throughout Europe for over a century. Perceived Insults and Their Consequences Acciaiuoli, Neroni, and Medici Relationships in the 1460s Margery A. This is especially so when the objects concerned are carefully designed works of art, and the texts artfully composed narrative histories. He is coeditor of Florentine Tuscany: Structures and Practices of Power 2000 , author of La citta dei crucci: fazioni e clientele in uno stato repubblicano del '400 2000 , and coeditor of Renaissance Essays 1993. The second considers Florentine religion and Florence's turbulent relations with the Church. Seton Hall University awarded him its Granato Italian Culture Medal in 2016.
Unam sanctam became a rich target for critics that papal apologists like Giles of Rome actually widened by advancing fulsome claims for papal world dominium lordship that fused the issues of jurisdictions and property rights, thus effectively inviting opponents of papal authority to take aim at clerical wealth as well. The historical research of recent decades has instead shown that Florentines during the Renaissance remained enmeshed in relationships of family, neighborhood, guild, patronage, and religion that, from a twenty-first-century perspective, greatly limited the scope of individual thought and action. The sixteen essays in this volume expand the groundbreaking work of Gene Brucker, the historian in recent decades who has been most responsible for the discovery and exploration of these pre-modern qualities of the Florentine Renaissance. As much attention has been given to decorating sacred buildings as to secular ones, so that not only the habitations of the living would be outstanding but the tombs of the dead as well. Liturgy for Nonliturgists A Glimpse at San Lorenzo William M. Peterson I Memory forgets, sometimes quite willingly.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index. Naming a Nun Spiritual Exemplars and Corporate Identity in Florentine Convents, 1450—1530 Sharon T. Although memories may be preserved even fortuitously in texts and artifacts, their storage there can just as well be part of a deliberate and selective process. Donald Weinstein's chapter on Savonarolan confessors' manuals explores the disjunction between the Dominican's fiery millenarian preaching and the kinder, gentler path of admonition expected of confessors. Ganz documents how the perceived slights of Agnolo Acciaiuoli and Dietisalvi Neroni by Cosimo de' Medici contributed to the willingness of these two ottimati to take advantage of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici's relative weakness by attempting to reinstitute a purer, pre-Medicean form of republican government. Lay Male Identity in the Institutions of a Tuscan Provincial Town James R.
And it impressed upon subsequent generations of Florentine rulers the vital importance of the legitimating power of the sacred in the city's economy of political interests, conditioning their policies not only toward papal Rome but, especially, toward the local Florentine church, even longer. . Humanists from Petrarch onward were deeply Augustinian in their anthropology and attacked ecclesiastics not for their religion but for their lack of it. The historical research of recent decades has instead shown that Florentines during the Renaissance remained enmeshed in relationships of family, neighborhood, guild, patronage, and religion that, from a twenty-first-century perspective, greatly limited the scope of individual thought and action. Liturgy for Nonliturgists A Glimpse at San Lorenzo William M. The Florentine Criminal Underworld The Underside of the Renaissance John K.
Kent's initial article, but refracted through the lens of more sociological categories of marginalization and identity. About the Author William J. Nor were these leanings without some foundation in earlier fifteenth-century humanist historiography. The first deals with the exceptionally resilient and homogenous Florentine merchant elite, the true protagonist of much of Florentine history. Were it not for this consideration, I would have loved Martin Luther as much as I love myself.
Brucker's pioneering Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence 1986 certainly constituted an important and influential step in this direction, so it is appropriate to have the volume begin with F. Connell: How Does Machiavelli Regard Religion? He was co-chair of the Trustees and chair of the Academic Advisors of the Italian American Heritage Institute at Rutgers University from 2002 to 2005. The first deals with the exceptionally resilient and homogenous Florentine merchant elite, the true protagonist of much of Florentine history. Connell has lectured at the Institute for Universal History of the in Moscow, the in Pisa, and the Fondazione Luigi Firpo in Turin. The second considers Florentine religion and Florence's turbulent relations with the Church.