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Cockram, Sarah D. P.

Works: 2 works in 12 publications in 2 languages and 739 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Sarah D. P Cockram
Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga : power sharing at the Italian Renaissance court by Sarah D. P Cockram( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first book systematically to give evidence of conjugal co-rule at an Italian Renaissance court, and the first full length scholarly study of Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga, Sarah Cockram shows their relationship in an entirely new light. The book draws on (and presents) a large amount of unpublished archival material, including almost unprecedented surviving correspondence between and around these Renaissance princely rulers. Using these sources, Cockram shows Isabella and Francesco's strategic teamwork in action, illuminating tactics of collaboration and dissimulation. She also reveals behind-the-scenes diplomatic activity; court procedures; sexual politics and seduction; gift-giving and network-building; rivalries, intrigues and assassinations. Several epistolary themes emerge: insights into the couple's communication practices and double-dealing, their use of intermediaries, and attention to security matters. This book's analysis of Isabella's co-rule with her husband, supported by other members of the Gonzaga dynasty, sees her sometimes in the role of subordinate partner, sometimes guiding the couple's actions. It shows how, despite appearances at times, the couple shared common diplomatic policy as well as human, material, and cultural resources; joint administration; and the exercise of authority and justice. Thus emerges a three-dimensional picture of the mechanisms of power and power sharing in the age of Machiavelli --
Le rôle des parlaments pendant la Grande Guerre : 1914-1919( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.14 for Isabella d ... to 0.98 for Le rôle d ...)

Alternative Names
Cockram, Sarah

English (10)

French (2)