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Martines, Lauro

Overview
Works: 69 works in 484 publications in 7 languages and 19,414 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Sources  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: DG494, 945
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Most widely held works by Lauro Martines
April blood : Florence and the plot against the Medici by Lauro Martines( )

49 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The failed assassination doomed the Pazzi. Medici revenge was swift and brutal - plotters were hanged or beheaded, innocents were hacked to pieces, and bodies were put out to dangle from the windows of the government palace. All remaining members of the Pazzi clan were forced to change their surname, and every public sign or symbol of the family was destroyed. April Blood offers us a fresh portrait of Renaissance Florence, where dazzling artistic achievements went side-by-side with violence, cruelty, and bare-knuckle politics. At the center of the canvas is the figure of Lorenzo the Magnificent - poet, statesman, connoisseur, patron of the arts, and ruthless ʺboss of bosses.ʺ This extraordinarily vivid account of a turning point in the Italian Renaissance is bound to become a lasting work of history. Book jacket
Fire in the city : Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance Florence by Lauro Martines( )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A gripping and beautifully written narrative that reads like a novel, Fire in the City presents a compelling account of a key moment in the history of the Renaissance, illuminating the remarkable man who dominated the period, the charismatic Girolamo Savonarola. Lauro Martines, whose decades of scholarship have made him one of the most admired historians of Renaissance Italy, here provides a remarkably fresh perspective on Savonarola, the preacher and agitator who flamed like a comet through late fifteenth-century Florence. The Dominican friar has long been portrayed as a dour, puritanical demagogue who urged his followers to burn their worldly goods in "the bonfire of the vanities." But as Martines shows, this is a caricature of the truth--the version propagated by the wealthy and powerful who feared the political reforms he represented. Here, Savonarola emerges as a complex and subtle man, both a religious and a civic leader--who inspired an outpouring of political debate in a city newly freed from the tyranny of the Medici. In the end, the volatile passions he unleashed--and the powerful families he threatened--sent the friar to his own fiery death. But the fusion of morality and politics that he represented would leave a lasting mark on Renaissance Florence. For the many readers fascinated by histories of Renaissance Italy--such as Brunelleschi's Dome or Galileo's Daughter, and Martines's acclaimed April Blood--Fire in the City offers a vivid portrait of one of the most memorable characters from that dazzling era."--Publisher's website
Power and imagination : city-states in Renaissance Italy by Lauro Martines( Book )

84 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian Renaissance, writes Lauro Martines, came forth in two stages. The first extended from the eleventh century to about 1300, the second from the late thirteenth to the late sixteenth centuries. In the first period, social energies - economics, politics, a vibrant demography - were primary and foremost; in the second, cultural energies seemed to dominate. In Power and Imagination, Lauro Martines rethinks the evolution of the city-state in Renaissance Italy and recasts the conventional distinction between 'society' and 'culture'. He traces the growth of commerce and the evolution of governments; he describes the attitudes, pleasures and rituals of the ruling elite; he seeks to understand the period's towering works of the imagination in literature, painting, city planning and philosophy - not simply as the creations of individual artists, but as the formal expression of the ambitions and egos of those in power
The social world of the Florentine humanists, 1390-1460 by Lauro Martines( )

43 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in English and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1963, this groundbreaking study provides a detailed picture of the social structure of Florence in the Quattrocento. Martines's work influenced a generation of scholars and illuminated a complex and multifaceted world
Strong words : writing & social strain in the Italian Renaissance by Lauro Martines( )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighborhood voices in poetry - The verbal web of patronage - Prayer in the urban setting - Love and history : men against women - Suicide of a poet - Alienation : the outsider as poet - Cruelty in the community - Seduction and family space - Poetry as political memory - Crisis in the generation of 1494
An Italian Renaissance sextet : six tales in historical context by Lauro Martines( )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The politics of law in late medieval and Renaissance Italy : essays in honour of Lauro Martines by Lawrin D Armstrong( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by leading historians examine the professional, social, and political functions of Italian jurists from the thirteenth to the late fifteenth centuries. The volume also examines the use of emergency powers, the critical role played by jurists in mediating the rule of law, and the adjudication of political crimes. The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy provides both an assessment of Martines' pioneering archival scholarship as well as fresh insights into the interplay of law and politics in late medieval and Renaissance Italy."--Pub. desc
Not in God's image; [women in history from the Greeks to the Victorians] by Julia O'Faolain( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Extracts from writings by or about women, from Ancient Greece to the mid-19th century"--Back cover
Violence and civil disorder in Italian cities, 1200-1500 by University of California( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers and statecraft in Renaissance Florence by Lauro Martines( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers at work-in diplomacy, in relations with the Church, in territorial government, in the formulation of policy, in administration, and in the political struggle provide the unifying theme in this analysis of the exercise of political power in Renaissance Florence. Professor Martines studies the actual techniques of government, the hidden legal and constitutional questions raised by everyday affairs, and the responses of individual lawyers to the pressures of politics. He shows precisely how Florentine lawyers, both republicans and oligarchs, viewed the state. An appendix lists and briefly characterizes the some 200 lawyers who practiced in Florence during the period 1380 to 1530. Originally published in 1968. 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
Furies : war in Europe, 1450-1700 by Lauro Martines( Book )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We think of the Renaissance as a shining era of human achievement, yet it was also an age of constant, harrowing warfare. Armies, not philosophers, shaped the face of Europe as modern nation-states emerged from feudal society. Martines captures the dark reality of the period in a gripping narrative mosaic, putting us on the front lines of battle, and on the streets of cities under siege, to reveal what Europe's wars meant to the men and women who endured them
Society and history in English Renaissance verse by Lauro Martines( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loredana : a Venetian tale by Lauro Martines( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loredana and Orso are passionate lovers in 16th century Venice and they are determined not to be separated. Loredana is from a rich and nobile family and her lover is not. They are both hunted down by the police. Their romance is chronicled thru a rich array of letters, confessions, secret-police proceedings, a diary and a family chronicle, along with an astonishing tale of politics, love, lust and religious incandescence
Scourge and fire : Savonarola and Renaissance Florence by Lauro Martines( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the King of France invaded Italy in 1494, princely states would fall, sending tremors up and down the peninsula. The Medici fled from Florence; the republic sprang back to life; and the French army, occupying the Renaissance city for ten terrifying days, stood on the verge of sacking it. A 'little friar' from Ferrara, Savonarola was alone in knowing how to comfort citizens with his sermons and in urging the King to get out of Florence." "Although the French left a city riven by political factions, the Friar's popular 'party' swiftly prevailed. With Florence at the height of its Renaissance glories, his voice rose above those of all other men. Claiming to be a messenger from God, he attacked evils on all sides - a mercenary Church, the despotism of the Medici, vile political elites, and Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia, whose name itself was a byword for brazen corruption. Savonarola foretold a universal 'scourging', but made pleas, above all, for the renewal of Christianity and for the political voice of the people. His struggle turned into a battle for the 'soul' of Florence." "Excommunicated and silenced, Savonarola spurned Rome and began to preach again, retaining the strong support of the city republic. As the Pope and Medicean conspirators closed in on him, five prominent Florentines were beheaded for plotting against the state, further inflaming the passions already rife in the city. After an abortive trial by fire to shame and discredit him, his enemies set siege to his convent, leading to his arrest and trial on trumped-up charges of heresy." "Savonarola mingled the fervour of religion with the ardour of republican politics. Scourge and Fire is the story of his impact on Florence and of the city's spell over him."--Jacket
Riti e rituali nelle società medievali( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in Italian and English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not in God's image : women in history by Julia O'Faolain( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts from writings mostly by or about women, from Ancient Greece to the mid-19th century. Contains on p. 49-51 a extract from Plutarch's 'Dialogue on Love', in which the author debates over the relative merits of homosexual and heterosexual love were commonplace. Here Protogenes, who believes that women are incapable of true feeling or intellect, argues that love is almost by definition homosexual. His friend Daphnaeus, who seems to represent Plutarch, vehemently disagrees. Also on p. 193-4 Christina de Pisan and on p. 329-30 Mary Wollstonecraft
Die Verschwörung : Aufstieg und Fall der Medici im Florenz der Renaissance by Lauro Martines( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Front Cover -- Titel -- Impressum -- Inhalt -- Danksagung -- Dramatis Personae -- Prolog -- Verschwörung -- Aufsteiger -- Porträt: Manetti -- Die Familie Pazzi -- Porträt: Soderini -- Auftritt Lorenzo -- Blutiger April -- Todesstrafe und „Kannibalismus" -- Ein hoher Offizier gesteht -- Todfeinde: Papst und Bürger -- Die Ächtung der Pazzi -- Porträt: Rinuccini -- Lorenzo: Landesherr und Bürger -- Epilog -- Anmerkungen -- Bibliografie -- Stammtafeln -- Abbildungsnachweis -- Register -- Back Cover
Savonarola : moralità e politica a Firenze nel Quattrocento by Lauro Martines( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social world of florentine humanists, 1390-1460 by Lauro Martines( )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A picture of representative humanists of the Quattrocento, based on manuscript material in the Florence state archives. Originally published in 1963. 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
Riti e rituali nelle società medievali( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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April blood : Florence and the plot against the Medici
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Fire in the city : Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance FlorencePower and imagination : city-states in Renaissance ItalyThe social world of the Florentine humanists, 1390-1460Strong words : writing & social strain in the Italian RenaissanceAn Italian Renaissance sextet : six tales in historical contextThe politics of law in late medieval and Renaissance Italy : essays in honour of Lauro MartinesViolence and civil disorder in Italian cities, 1200-1500Loredana : a Venetian taleScourge and fire : Savonarola and Renaissance Florence
Alternative Names
Lauro Martines Amerikaans historicus

Lauro Martines since 1976 fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

Martines, Lauro, 1927-

마르티네스, 라우로 1927-

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