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Love & Death in Renaissance Italy
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Love & Death in Renaissance Italy

Thomas V. Cohen

Abstract

Before there was digital cable or reality television, there was Renaissance Italy and the courts in which Italian magistrates meted out justice to the vicious and the villainous, the scabrous and the scandalous. This book retells six episodes from the Italian court just after 1550, as the Renaissance gave way to an era of Catholic reformation. Each of the chapters in this history chronicles a domestic drama around which the lives of ordinary Romans are suddenly and violently altered. You might read the gruesome murder that opens the book—when an Italian noble takes revenge on his wife and her ... More

Keywords: Romans, violence, Italian court, revenge, murder, Renaissance Italy, Italian magistrates, justice, Renaissance, Catholic reformation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780226112589
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226112602.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas V. Cohen, author