Wings for Our Courage
Gender, Erudition, and Republican Thought
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: University of California Press
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This book has taken way too long to complete, but at a certain point it took on a life of its own, and I couldn’t find a way to hurry the pace. Finally, at project’s end, I have the opportunity to thank and appreciate my teacher Paolo Valesio. From the first, he encouraged me to take in-tellectual risks. When he wisely advised me many years ago not to mix ...
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In the summer of 1983, I experienced a kind of intellectual conversion at the Newberry Library in a seminar on paleography taught by profes-sors Armando Petrucci and Franca Nardelli. As we studied and ana-lyzed, each day, different exempla of “Italian” handwriting from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries, I learned to shift my interpre-...
section oneSlaying the Tyrant, 1536–2011
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...ria Reverendissima ne poterá avisare allo Illustrissimo signor figure 6. Facsimile of Giovanni Antonio’s letter to Marino Caracciolo, Janu-Instead of beginning with a published account of Lorenzino’s murder of Alessandro de’ Medici, the Duke of Florence, I begin with a letter written three days after the murder (on January 9, 1537) by Giovanni Antonio, ...
social intersection1565–1995, between Mexico City,the Mountains of Chiapas,Bologna, Friuli, and Los Angeles
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In September 1994, the political scientist Adolfo Gilly sent a copy of Carlo Ginzburg’s essay “Clues: Roots of an Evidential Paradigm” to the Zapatista subcomandante Marcos in Chiapas with the following handwritten dedication: “This theorizing of the thought of old An-tonio (and of Heriberto) (and sometimes yours . . .) goes with all my ...
section twoWings for My Courage
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...v’attribuisca la colpa al Sign. Naudeo, il qual’ havendo fa-bricato l’ali all’ardimento mio all’hora, che fu a richiedermi porsi trà i più celebri Scrittori, per entrar nella fioritissima Historians have traditionally told a story of republican thought that, requiring the rape of a noblewoman as a precondition of republican ...
social intersection1536–2011, between San Diego,Milan, Rome, Venice, Florence,and Paris
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Sasha Harvey had been coming to the Vatican library for weeks, un-able—after the kidnapping of Aldo Moro—to read anything but her newspapers.1 One day, overcoming inertia, she put away her newspa-pers to meander in the reading room, pulling various items off the shelf to read. She tells us, on loose typescript pages stored in her research ...
section threeGender, Erudition, andthe Italian Nation
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In 1819, at the age of forty, the Swiss Gian Pietro Vieusseux made Florence his adoptive city.1 A successful businessman who traded in grains, wines, and oils, Vieusseux created in Florence a reading room of newspapers, journals, and books that came to be known as il Gabi-netto Scientifico-Letterario or il Gabinetto Vieusseux.2 By all reports, ...
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As we have seen, Lorenzino’s assassination of Alessandro de’ Medici in 1537 was not an isolated episode of political violence; rather, it fit into a series or a humanistic tradition of tyrannicides that extended from the first tyrant-slayers, Harmodius and Aristogiton, to republican think-ers of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries and beyond. ...
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Page Count: 298
Publication Year: 2011
Series Title: FlashPoints