Selected Letters, 1514-1543 (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series #90) (Paperback)

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Selected Letters, 1514-1543 (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series #90) (Paperback)

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The voluminous correspondence of Maria Salviati de’ Medici.  

In recent years, there has been an upsurge of interest in Maria Salviati de’ Medici, specifically, in her role in Medici governance and her relationships with other members of the Medici court. Maria Salviati’s surviving correspondence documents a life spent close to the centers of Medici power in Florence and Rome, giving witness to its failures, resurrection, and eventual triumph. Presented here for the first time in English, this book is a representative sample of Maria’s surviving letters that document her remarkable life through a tumultuous period of Italian Renaissance history. While she earned the exasperation of some, she gained the respect of many more. Maria ended her life as an influential dowager, powerful intercessor for local Tuscans of all strata, and wise elder in Duke Cosimo I’s court. The first critical, analytical, biographical work on Maria Salviati de’ Medici’s life and letter-writing in English.
 
Maria Salviati de’ Medici (1499-1543) was a Medici daughter, wife, and mother. 

Natalie R. Tomas is an adjunct senior research fellow and an associate of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Monash University, Australia. She is the author of The Medici Women

Natalie R. Tomas is an adjunct senior research fellow and an associate of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Monash University, Australia. She is the author of The Medici Women
Product Details ISBN: 9781649590459
ISBN-10: 1649590458
Publisher: Iter Press
Publication Date: August 26th, 2022
Pages: 236
Series: The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series