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D'Elia, Anthony F. 1967-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 67 publications in 3 languages and 2,918 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Chronologies  Charts, diagrams, etc  Portraits  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: BX953, 306.81094509024
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Most widely held works by Anthony F D'Elia
A sudden terror : the plot to murder the Pope in Renaissance Rome by Anthony F D'Elia( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and English, Old and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In 1468, on the final night of Carnival in Rome, Pope Paul II sat enthroned above the boisterous crowd, when a scuffle caught his eye. His guards had intercepted a mysterious stranger trying urgently to convey a warning-conspirators were lying in wait to slay the pontiff. Twenty humanist intellectuals were quickly arrested, tortured on the rack, and imprisoned in separate cells in the damp dungeon of Castel Sant'Angelo. Anthony D'Elia offers a compelling, surprising story that reveals a Renaissance world that witnessed the rebirth of interest in the classics, a thriving homoerotic culture, the clash of Christian and pagan values, the contest between republicanism and a papal monarchy, and tensions separating Christian Europeans and Muslim Turks. Using newly discovered sources, he shows why the pope targeted the humanists, who were seen as dangerously pagan in their Epicurean morals and their Platonic beliefs about the soul and insurrectionist in their support of a more democratic Church. Their fascination with Sultan Mehmed II connected them to the Ottoman Turks, enemies of Christendom, and the love of the classical world tied them to recent rebellious attempts to replace papal rule with a republic harking back to the glorious days of Roman antiquity. From the cosmetic-wearing, parrot-loving pontiff to the Turkish sultan, savage in war but obsessed with Italian culture, D'Elia brings to life a Renaissance world full of pageantry, mayhem, and conspiracy and offers a fresh interpretation of humanism as a dynamic communal movement
Pagan virtue in a Christian world : Sigismondo Malatesta and the Italian Renaissance by Anthony F D'Elia( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book reconstructs the classical image of himself that Sigismondo Malatesta projected in fifteenth-century Italy."--Page [1]
The renaissance of marriage in fifteenth-century Italy by Anthony F D'Elia( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Weddings in fifteenth-century Italian courts were grand, sumptuous affairs that often required guests to listen attentively to lengthy orations given in Latin. In this book, Anthony D'Elia shows how Italian humanists used these orations to support claims of legitimacy and assertions of superiority among families jockeying for power, as well as to advocate for marriage and sexual pleasure." "In bringing to life this elite culture, D'Elia makes a valuable contribution to the history of the Renaissance, women, and the family, and to studies of rhetoric and the classical tradition."--Jacket
Lives of the popes by Platina( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and Latin and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartolomeo Platina (1421-1481), historian, political theorist, and author of a best-selling cookbook, began life as a mercenary soldier and ended it as the head of the Vatican Library. A papal official under the humanist Pope Pius II, he was a member of the humanist academies of Cardinal Bessarion and Pomponio Leto, and was twice imprisoned for conspiring against Pope Paul II. Returning to favor under Pope Sixtus IV, he composed his most famous work, a biographical compendium of the Roman popes from St. Peter down to his own time. The work critically synthesized a wide range of sources and became the standard reference work on papal history for early modern Europe, reprinted dozens of times and translated into a number of languages. A characteristic work of Renaissance humanism, it used Christian antiquity as a standard against which to criticize modern churchmen. This edition contains the first complete translation into English and an improved Latin text. Volume 1, the first of a projected four, covers the period from the founding of the church through ad 461. -- Jacket
Lives of the popes by Platina( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and Latin and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiquity by Platina( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of the popes by Platina( Book )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiquity by Platina( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of the popes : ITRL by Platina( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Latin and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of the popes by Platina( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of the popes by Bartolomeo de' Platina( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Bauer, Stefan: The censorship and fortuna of Platina's "Lives of the Popes" in the sixteenth century. - Turnhout : Brepols, 2006 by Anthony F D'Elia( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Richardson, Carol M.: Reclaiming Rome : cardinals in the fifteenth century. - Leiden : Brill, 2009 by Anthony F D'Elia( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genealogy and the limits of panegyric : Turks and Huns in fifteenth-century epithalamia by Anthony F D'Elia( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Sudden Terror by Anthony F D'Elia( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Rezension von:] A great and wretched city : promise and failure in Machiavelli's Florentine political thought by Anthony F D'Elia( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Rezension von:] Congiurare all'antica : Stefano Porcari, Niccolò V, Roma 1453 ; con l'edizione delle fonti by Anthony F D'Elia( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Antiquity by <1421-1481 Platina( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marriage, sexual pleasure, and learned brides in the wedding orations of fifteenth-century Italy by Anthony F D'Elia( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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