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Published: 17 February 2021

320 Pages | 7 Illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198863625

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Conspiracy Literature in Early Renaissance Italy

Historiography and Princely Ideology

Marta Celati

Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

  • The first study of a substantial corpus of literary works on the topic of conspiracy in Early Renaissance Italy
  • Adopts an interdisciplinary approach to analyze case studies of key texts including Orazio Romano's Porcaria, Leon Battista Alberti's Porcaria coniuratio, Giovanni Pontano's De bello Neapolitano, and Angelo Poliziano's Coniurationis commentarium
  • Contextualises the case studies within the history, politics, and culture of Renaissance Italy, and offers a reconsideration of the complex facets of fifteenth-century political literature
  • Offers an exploration of the contribution of Italian Renaissance literature on conspiracies to the evolution of political thought in this age and investigates the eclectic reuse of the classical legacy in this corpus of texts
  • Studies how humanist literature on plots represents a fundamental background for Machiavelli's work