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Kent, F. W. (Francis William) 1942-

Overview
Works: 135 works in 307 publications in 4 languages and 4,965 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal correspondence  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: DG737.9, 301.442094551
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Most widely held works about F. W Kent
 
Most widely held works by F. W Kent
Lorenzo de' Medici and the art of magnificence by F. W Kent( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historian F.W. Kent offers a new look at Lorenzo's relationship to the arts, aesthetics, collecting, and building - especially in the context of his role as the political boss (maestro della bottega) of republican Florence and a leading player in Renaissance Italian diplomacy. Kent's approach reveals Lorenzo's activities as an art patron as far more extensive and creative than previously thought. Known as "the Magnificent," Lorenzo was broadly interested in the arts and supported efforts to beautify Florence and the many Medici lands and palaces. His expertise was well regarded by guildsmen and artists, who often turned to him for advice as well as for patronage. Lorenzo was educated in the arts by such men, and Kent explores his aesthetic education and taste, taking into account what is known of Lorenzo's patronage of music and manuscripts, and of his own creative works as a major Quattrocento poet."
Household and lineage in Renaissance Florence : the family life of the Capponi, Ginori, and Rucellai by F. W Kent( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Kent is concerned with one of the major questions posed by historical research on the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance: did these periods witness the nuclearization of the aristocratic family? Considering three celebrated and representative Florentine ottimati lineages, the author reconstructs the histories and activities of scores of their households for the period circa 1420-1550. The author describes the nuclear and extended households and the acknowledgement of kinship among the men and separate households of each patrilineage. His analysis indicates that the nuclear family and the clan cannot justifiably be regarded as opposing forms of family organization, each representative of a distinct historical era and social ambience. Professor Kent's study places Renaissance individualism in a wider, more corporate social context than that in which it has been traditionally viewed by historians. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Patronage, art, and society in Renaissance Italy by F. W Kent( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patronage, in its broadest sense, has been established as one of the dominant social processes of pre-industrial Europe. This collection examines the role it played in the Italian Renaissance, focusing particularly upon Florence. Traditionally viewed simply as the context for the extraordinary artistic creativity of the Renaissance, patronage has more recently been examined by historians as a comprehensive system of patron-client structures which permeated society and social relations. The scattered research so far done on this broader concept of patronage is drawn together and extended in thi
Neighbours and neighbourhood in Renaissance Florence : the district of the Red Lion in the fifteenth century by D. V Kent( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rituals, images and words : varieties of cultural expression in late medieval and early modern Europe by F. W Kent( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of this collection is on processes of cultural communication in late medieval/early modern European society and the part which these resources play in shaping community and fashioning self and group identity
Lettere by Lorenzo de' Medici( Book )

in Italian and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princely citizen : Lorenzo de' Medici and Renaissance Florence by F. W Kent( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-92) was in his own time one of the most renowned of Renaissance figures. His myth has continued to fascinate both scholars and the many tourists who are drawn by it to explore what remains of the Medicean presence in Florence. Lorenzo's first English biographer, William Roscoe, described him as the most remarkable man who had ever lived in ancient or modern times. This collection of essays explores Lorenzo's apprenticeship as the de facto ruler of Florence and the means by which he exerted control over friends and clients to ensure the ascendancy of the Medici dynasty. The essays place the religious and artistic patronage of Lorenzo in the context of his political career and explore other important aspects of his emergence as the princely citizen of a still proud republic
Studies on Florence and the Italian Renaissance in honour of F.W. Kent by Peter Francis Howard( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisciplinary in scope and grounded in visual, literary, and archival materials, the essays in this book probe many different facets of the society of Renaissance Italy, including the role of kinship and networks, power and agency in Medicean Florence, patronage and spirituality, and the generation and consumption of culture. This volume honours F.W. (Bill) Kent (1942-2010), internationally renowned scholar of Renaissance Florence and founding editor of the Europa Sacra series. Kent belonged to an energetic generation of Australians who, in the late 1960s, tackled the Florentine archives and engaged key issues confronting historians of that ever-fascinating city. With his meticulous archival findings and contextual interpretations spanning a scholarly career of more than forty years, Kent engaged with, indeed drove, the scholarly response to many of the issues that have shaped not just our current and emerging understanding of Florence and other urban centres of Italy, but along with that, a more nuanced view of the role of frontier towns and the countryside. Interdisciplinary in scope and grounded in visual, literary, and archival materials, the essays presented here explore a variety of facets of the society of Renaissance Italy, confronting and extending themes that have been emerging in recent decades and exemplified by Kent's work. These themes include the role of kinship and networks, power and agency in Laurentian Florence, gender, ritual, representation, patronage, spirituality, and the generation and consumption of material culture
Bartolommeo Cederni and his friends : letters to an obscure Florentine by F. W Kent( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay discussing Bartolommeo Cederni (1416-1482) and correspondence addressed to him by various friends and acquaintances. Essay is accompanied by a selection of these letters (in the Italian) with a brief summary of each letter and some reference to its context
Giovanni Rucellai ed il suo Zibaldone. 2. A Florentine patrician and his palace by Giovanni Rucellai( Book )

18 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australians in Italy : contemporary lives and impressions( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection seeks to map the past and present fo the Australian love affair with Italy, and yields rich insights into it's causes, motivations and transformations
Giovanni Rucellai ed il suo Zibaldone by Giovanni Rucellai( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in 4 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rituals, Images and Words : Varieties of Cultural Expression in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by Australian scholars offers a wealth of contemporary perspectives on cultural communication amongst men and women in late medieval and early modern Europe. Essays dealing with Florence and Venice, with Rome, Lucca, Ferrara, and Bologna, as well as with Germany, England, and Lorraine, draw attention to the array of cultural expressions which competed for space and influence across European societies of the period.These rich studies demonstrate the vitality of cultural production during a period of rapid and often violent transition. Variously focused on formal religious rites, on painting, sculpture, and woodcuts, on sermons, poetry, and letters, the contributors pursue cultural meaning as a matter of social identity and social context - as a performance that can be shown to affirm and also exclude particular topical values. Rituals, Images, and Words highlights the complex and subtle power of rhetorical forms in the history and historiography of late medieval and early modern Europe
A Florentine patrician and his palace( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Street noises, civic spaces and urban identities in Italian Renaissance cities( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploressuch themes as urban and gender identity, news-gathering and the creation of urban myth, in studies of Renaissance Venice, Florence, Rome, Ferrera and Bologna
Lettere by Lorenzo de' Medici( Book )

in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Rucellai ed il suo Zibaldone( Book )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Monash : a twenty-five year history( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettere by Lorenzo de' Medici( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolai Rubinstein in memoriam by Riccardo Fubini( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Patronage, art, and society in Renaissance ItalyRituals, images and words : varieties of cultural expression in late medieval and early modern EuropeLettereAustralians in Italy : contemporary lives and impressionsLettere
Alternative Names
Francis William Kent australian historian

Francis William Kent historicus uit Australië (1942-2010)

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Kent, F.W. 1942-2010

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