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Dissimulation and the Culture of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe

Dissimulation and the Culture of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe

Jon Snyder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228191
eISBN:
9780520944442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228191.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

“Larvatus prodeo,” announced René Descartes at the beginning of the seventeenth century: “I come forward, masked.” Deliberately disguising or silencing their most intimate thoughts and emotions, many ... More

Living on the Edge in Leonardo's FlorenceSelected Essays

Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence: Selected Essays

Gene Brucker

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241343
eISBN:
9780520930995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241343.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book provides an overview of Italian history from the Black Death to the rise of the Medici in 1434 and beyond into the early modern period. The book explores those pivotal years in Florence and ... More

The Lost Tapestries of the City of LadiesChristine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Susan Groag Bell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Like a particularly good detective story, this richly textured book follows tantalizing clues in its hunt for a group of missing artistic masterpieces. It opens a new window on the lives of ... More

Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence

Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence

William Connell (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232549
eISBN:
9780520928220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232549.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Renaissance Florence has often been described as the birthplace of modern individualism, as reflected in the individual genius of its great artists, scholars, and statesmen. The historical research ... More

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