The Pope His Banker and Venice

The Pope  His Banker  and Venice

This is a story of how men worked, intrigued, and made business deals in an Italy invaded by continental countries and England.

Author: Felix Gilbert

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674689763

Category: History

Page: 157

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This is a story of how men worked, intrigued, and made business deals in an Italy invaded by continental countries and England. It brings together diplomacy, war, business, and politics, juxtaposing differing institutional structures and political ways among Italy's city states, and bringing into focus the new men of the Renaissance.
Categories: History

Commerce Peace and the Arts in Renaissance Venice

Commerce  Peace  and the Arts in Renaissance Venice

Presumably also entombed there was their affine Zuan Beltrame, buried on the ... 66 Felix Gilbert, The Pope, His Banker, and Venice (Cambridge, 1980); Linda ...

Author: Linda L. Carroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317163879

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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With the Paduan playwright Angelo Beolco, aka Ruzante, as a focal point, this book sheds new light on his oeuvre and times - and on Venetian patrician interest in him - by embedding the Venetian aspects of his life within the monumental changes taking place in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Venice, politically, economically, socially, and artistically. In a study of patronage in the broadest sense of the term, Linda Carroll draws on vast quantities of new archival information; and by reading the previously unpublished primary sources against each other, she uncovers remarkable and heretofore unsuspected coincidences and connections. She documents the well-known links between the increasingly fruitless trade to the north and the need for new investments in land (re)gained by Venice on the mainland, links between problems of governance and political networks. She unveils the significance and potential purposes of those who invited Ruzante to perform in what are interpreted as "rudely" metaphorical truth-telling plays for Venetians at the highest social and political levels. Focusing on a group of patrons of art works in S. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, the first chapter establishes their numerous interrelated commercial and political interests and connects them to the content of the works and artists chosen to execute them. The second chapter demonstrates the economic interests and related political tensions that lay behind the presence of many high-ranking government officials at a scandalous 1525 Ruzante performance. It also draws on these and materials concerning previous generations of the Beolco family and Venetian patricians to provide an entirely new picture of Beolco's relationships with his Venetian supporters. The third chapter analyzes an important Venetian literary manuscript of the period in the Bodleian Library of Oxford University whose copyist had remained unknown and whose contents have been little studied. The identity of the copyist, a central figure in the worlds of theatrical and historical and, now, literary writing in early sixteenth century Venice, is clarified and the works in the manuscript connected to the cultural worlds of Venice, Padua and Rome.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Princes of the Renaissance

Princes of the Renaissance

Architecture and Patronage in Renaissance Venice (New Haven and London, ... 14 Felix Gilbert, The Pope, His Banker, and Venice (Cambridge, MA, 1980), pp.

Author: Mary Hollingsworth

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781788547826

Category: History

Page: 512

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A beautifully illustrated history of the Renaissance told through the lives of its most important and influential patrons – the princely rulers of Italy's dynastic states and their families. From the late Middle Ages, the independent Italian city-states were taken over by powerful families who installed themselves as dynastic rulers. Inspired by the humanists, the princes of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy immersed themselves in the culture of antiquity, commissioning palaces, villas and churches inspired by the architecture of ancient Rome, and offering patronage to artists and writers. Many of these princes were related by blood or marriage, creating a web of alliances that held society together but whose tensions sometimes threatened to tear it apart. Thus were their lives defined as much by the waging of war as the nurturing of artistic talent. Mary Hollingsworth charts these developments in a sequence of chronological chapters, each centred on two or three main characters with a cast of minor ones – from Ludovico Sforza of Milan to Isabella d'Este of Mantua, from Pope Paul III to Emperor Charles V, and from the painters Mantegna and Titian to the architect Sansovino and the polymath Leonardo da Vinci. Princes of the Renaissance is a vivid depiction of the lives and times of the élite whose power and patronage created the art and architecture of the Renaissance. In a narrative that is as rigorous and closely researched as it is accessible and informative, Mary Hollingsworth sets their aesthetic achievements in the context of the volatile, ever-shifting politics of a tumultuous period of history. PRAISE FOR MARY HOLLINGSWORTH: 'An excellent study of the Medici ... A careful, understated book that is never short on drama' Helen Castor on The Medici, a Telegraph Book of the Year 'A lucid and beautifully illustrated family history. In Hollingsworth's surefooted telling, this ruthless but enlightened family were at their best when they were true to the Florentine motto of 'profit and honour'' The Times on The Medici, selected for The Times Book of the Week
Categories: History

The Venetian Money Market

The Venetian Money Market

The expanded role of bankers in the crisis of the War of the League of Cambrai is recounted by Gilbert, The Pope, His Banker, and Venice, 26, 34–35, 50, ...

Author: Reinhold C. Mueller

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421431420

Category: History

Page: 746

View: 803

It sets banking—and panics—in the context of more generalized and recurrent crises involving territorial wars, competition for markets, and debates over interest rates and the question of usury.
Categories: History

Venice Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Venice  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

The Pope, His Banker, and Venice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980. Investigates Venetian and papal politics following Venice's defeat at ...

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199809380

Category: History

Page: 42

View: 317

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of European history and culture between the 14th and 17th centuries. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.oxfordbibliographies.com.
Categories: History

Remembering the Renaissance

Remembering the Renaissance

38 Felix Gilbert , The Pope , His Banker , and Venice ( Cambridge , Mass . , 1980 ) , 76-77 and 138 , n.48 , notes contemporary accusations of simony and ...

Author: Kenneth Gouwens

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004109692

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 367

This study, drawing extensively upon manuscript sources, provides the first comprehensive account of how Rome's humanist community coped with the 1527 sack of the city, an event traditionally viewed as signaling the transition from the Renaissance to the Catholic Reformation.
Categories: History

Financial Vipers of Venice

Financial Vipers of Venice

The Pope, His Banker, and Venice. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1980. ISBN 0674689763. Graeber, David. Debt: The First 5,000 Years.

Author: Joseph P. Farrell

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 9781936239740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 550

The much-anticipated sequel to Joseph P. Farrell's "Babylon's Banksters." The banksters have moved from Mesopotamia to Venice...
Categories: Business & Economics

Great Powers and Geopolitical Change

Great Powers and Geopolitical Change

Okey, Story of Venice, 185. ... complex diplomacy of this event, particularly between Venice and the papacy, see Gilbert, The Pope, His Banker, and Venice.

Author: Jakub J. Grygiel

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801889615

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 492

Grygiel asserts that, though many other aspects of foreign policy have changed throughout history, strategic response to geographical features remains one of the most salient factors in establishing and maintaining power in the international arena.
Categories: Political Science

Venice Reconsidered

Venice Reconsidered

See esp. hisVenice in the Crisis of the League of Cambrai,” in Renaissance Venice, ed. J. R. Hale (London, 1973), 274–92; and idem, The Pope, His Banker, ...

Author: John Jeffries Martin

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

ISBN: 9780801876448

Category: History

Page: 752

View: 482

This collection of essays on centuries of culture and politics is “likely to become a landmark in Venetian historiography” (The Historical Journal). Venice Reconsidered offers a dynamic portrait of Venice from the establishment of the Republic at the end of the thirteenth century to its fall to Napoleon in 1797. In contrast to earlier efforts to categorize Venice’s politics as strictly republican and its society as rigidly tripartite and hierarchical, the scholars in this volume present a more fluid and complex interpretation of Venetian culture. Drawing on a variety of disciplines—history, art history, and musicology—these essays present innovative variants of the myth of Venice—that nearly inexhaustible repertoire of stories Venetians told about themselves.
Categories: History

Opera in Seventeenth Century Venice

Opera in Seventeenth Century Venice

J. R. Hale (London, 1973), 274–92, and id., The Pope, His Banker, and Venice (Cambridge, Mass., 1980). claims: “Tra voi non cresca lite, / Ambe giostrate al ...

Author: Ellen Rosand

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520254268

Category: History

Page: 710

View: 499

"In this elegantly constructed study of the early decades of public opera, the conflicts and cooperation of poets, composers, managers, designers, and singers—producing the art form that was soon to sweep the world and that has been dominant ever since—are revealed in their first freshness."—Andrew Porter "This will be a standard work on the subject of the rise of Venetian opera for decades. Rosand has provided a decisive contribution to the reshaping of the entire subject. . . . She offers a profoundly new view of baroque opera based on a solid documentary and historical-critical foundation. The treatment of the artistic self-consciousness and professional activities of the librettists, impresarios, singers, and composers is exemplary, as is the examination of their reciprocal relations. This work will have a positive effect not only on studies of 17th-century, but on the history of opera in general."—Lorenzo Bianconi
Categories: History

The Papal Prince

The Papal Prince

21-41 ; ( c ) The Pope , his Banker and Venice , Cambridge , Mass . , 1980 . Glenisson , J. , and Mollat , G. , L'administration 260 The Papal Prince.

Author: Paolo Prodi

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521322596

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 655

Categories: History

Venetian Narrative Painting in the Age of Carpaccio

Venetian Narrative Painting in the Age of Carpaccio

The Pope , his Banker and Venice . Cambridge , Mass . , 1980 . ' Venice in the Crisis of the League of Cambrai ' . In Renaissance Venice , edited by J.R. ...

Author: Patricia Fortini Brown

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300047436

Category: Art

Page: 310

View: 404

Venetian art - Venice - Themes and motives - Narrative painting Renaissance Italy.
Categories: Art

Venice

Venice

Madden, Thomas F. Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice. ... Nicol, Donald M. Byzantium and Venice. ... The Pope, His Banker, and Venice.

Author: Thomas F. Madden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101601136

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 557

An extraordinary chronicle of Venice, its people, and its grandeur Thomas Madden’s majestic, sprawling history of Venice is the first full portrait of the city in English in almost thirty years. Using long-buried archival material and a wealth of newly translated documents, Madden weaves a spellbinding story of a place and its people, tracing an arc from the city’s humble origins as a lagoon refuge to its apex as a vast maritime empire and Renaissance epicenter to its rebirth as a modern tourist hub. Madden explores all aspects of Venice’s breathtaking achievements: the construction of its unparalleled navy, its role as an economic powerhouse and birthplace of capitalism, its popularization of opera, the stunning architecture of its watery environs, and more. He sets these in the context of the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire, the endless waves of Crusades to the Holy Land, and the awesome power of Turkish sultans. And perhaps most critically, Madden corrects the stereotype of Shakespeare’s money-lending Shylock that has distorted the Venetian character, uncovering instead a much more complex and fascinating story, peopled by men and women whose ingenuity and deep faith profoundly altered the course of civilization.
Categories: History

Green Worlds of Renaissance Venice

Green Worlds of Renaissance Venice

For Chigi, see Felix Gilbert, The Pope, His Banker, and Venice (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980). For Gozzi, see Pietro Zampetti, “Tiziano fino al ...

Author: Jodi Cranston

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271084015

Category: Art

Page: 228

View: 323

From celebrated gardens in private villas to the paintings and sculptures that adorned palace interiors, Venetians in the sixteenth century conceived of their marine city as dotted with actual and imaginary green spaces. This volume examines how and why this pastoral vision of Venice developed. Drawing on a variety of primary sources ranging from visual art to literary texts, performances, and urban plans, Jodi Cranston shows how Venetians lived the pastoral in urban Venice. She describes how they created green spaces and enacted pastoral situations through poetic conversations and theatrical performances in lagoon gardens; discusses the island utopias found, invented, and mapped in distant seas; and explores the visual art that facilitated the experience of inhabiting verdant landscapes. Though the greening of Venice was relatively short lived, Cranston shows how the phenomenon had a lasting impact on how other cities, including Paris and London, developed their self-images and how later writers and artists understood and adapted the pastoral mode. Incorporating approaches from eco-criticism and anthropology, Green Worlds of Renaissance Venice greatly informs our understanding of the origins and development of the pastoral in art history and literature as well as the culture of sixteenth-century Venice. It will appeal to scholars and enthusiasts of sixteenth-century history and culture, the history of urban landscapes, and Italian art.
Categories: Art

The Papacy and the Levant 1204 1571

The Papacy and the Levant   1204 1571

96 Cf. Felix Gilbert, The Pope, his Banker, and Venice. Cambridge, Mass., 1980. pp. 27 ff. " Cessi, Dispacci, nos. 34-35, pp. 84, 86-87. letters dated 23-24 ...

Author: Kenneth M. Setton

Publisher: American Philosophical Society

ISBN: 0871691612

Category: History

Page: 564

View: 923

This is the third of four volumes which trace the history of the later Crusades and papal relations with the Levant from the accession of Innocent III (in 1198) to the reign of Pius V and the battle of Lepanto (1566-1571). From the mid-fourteenth century to the conclusion of his work, the author has drawn heavily upon unpublished materials, collected in the course of more than twenty "palaeographical journeys" to the Archivio Segreto Vaticano and the Archivi di Stato in Venice, Mantua, Modena, Milan, Siena, Florence, and the Archives of the Order of the Hospitallers at Malta. Volumes 1, II, and IV are available at www.amphilsoc.org.
Categories: History

Venice Cit Excelentissima

Venice  Cit   Excelentissima

Sergio Bertelli, Nicolai Rubinstein, and Craig Hugh Smyth, 1:13–26. Florence: La Nuova Italia. ———. 1980. The pope, his banker, and Venice.

Author: Marino Sanudo

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801887659

Category: History

Page: 598

View: 161

When Venice was both a center of Renaissance culture and a gathering place for news from around the world, Marin Sanudo tried to write everything down. He was the finest diarist of his time, with a keen eye for the everyday and the monumental alike. Venice, Cità Excelentissima offers a broad and engaging introduction to Sanudo's detailed observations of life in his beloved city and the world it knew. This expertly translated volume glimpses into Renaissance life at a spectacular time when Venice was at the top of its game. Organized thematically, the selections offer a Venetian's viewpoint of the glories of high culture, the gritty reality and sparkling drama of daily life, the perils of diplomacy and war, and the high-risk ventures of voyages and commerce. Here, the work of the Renaissance's most assiduous historian is finally given the accessibility it warrants and the merit it is due.
Categories: History

From Mythos to Logos

From Mythos to Logos

his counsel about whether or not the papacy shouldjoin in the Leagueagainst Venicein1509 ... 78 Gilbert, The Pope, his Banker, and Venice, 112.

Author: Michael Trevor Coughlin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004398962

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 651

Michael T. Coughlin theorizes the possibility of interpreting art and architectural form as an index for Logos in Early Modern Italy, while simultaneously proposing a theory about the origin of Freemasonry from a historical perspective.
Categories: Architecture

Julius II Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Julius II  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

The Pope, His Banker; and Venice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980. Shows howJulius ll defended the rights of the Papal States to maintain ...

Author: Nelson Minnich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199811267

Category:

Page: 16

View: 932

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of European history and culture between the 14th and 17th centuries. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.oxfordbibliographies.com.
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Venetians in Constantinople

Venetians in Constantinople

See also Gilbert , The Pope , His Banker , and Venice . 107. Tenenti , “ Space and Time in the Venetian World , ” 18-19 . 108.

Author: Eric Dursteler

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801883245

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 770

Historian Eric R Dursteler reconsiders identity in the early modern world to illuminate Veneto-Ottoman cultural interaction and coexistence, challenging the model of hostile relations and suggesting instead a more complex understanding of the intersection of cultures. Although dissonance and strife were certainly part of this relationship, he argues, coexistence and cooperation were more common. Moving beyond the "clash of civilizations" model that surveys the relationship between Islam and Christianity from a geopolitical perch, Dursteler analyzes the lived reality by focusing on a localized microcosm: the Venetian merchant and diplomatic community in Muslim Constantinople. While factors such as religion, culture, and political status could be integral elements in constructions of self and community, Dursteler finds early modern identity to be more than the sum total of its constitutent parts and reveals how the fluidity and malleability of identity in this time and place made coexistence among disparate cultures possible.
Categories: History