Pomp, Power and Politics in Renaissance Italy

by Helge Gamrath

2007, L'Erma di Bretschneider


I Introducion: Objective, Concepts, method and Literature.
II The general Italian Historical Background
III The Manifestation of Power. Magnificenza, Renaissance and Humanism
IV The History og the Farnese Family until 1534
V The Manifestation and Incipient Magnificenza of the Farnese Family: Isola Bisentina, "Farneseland" and the Palazzo Farnese in Rome (until 1534)
VI The Farnese Family in International Politics. Paul III, the Papal States and Nepotism (1534-1558)
VII The Manifestation and Magnificenza of the Farnese Family (1534-1558)
VIII The Duchies of Parma and Piacenza Restablished and Consolidated (1558-1630)
IX State and Ducal Magnificenza 1558-1630. Palace Building and Town Planning at Piacenza and Parma, in Caprarola and Rome
X The farneses and the other Italian Princely Houses
XI Summing up and Conclusion
XII Epilogue: The Farnese Dynasty after 1630