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Pagan Virtue in a Christian World

Sigismondo Malatesta and the Italian Renaissance

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674088511

Publication Date: 01/04/2016

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368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

25 halftones

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  • List of Illustrations*
  • 1. The Pope’s Wrath and the Black Legend
  • 2. Court Culture and the Renaissance in Rimini
  • 3. The Greek Renaissance and the Return of the Paideia
  • 4. An Ancient Hero on Renaissance Battlefields
  • 5. Astrology, Plato, and Pagan Worship
  • 6. Pagan Sex and Heroic Virtue
  • 7. Questioning Virtue in Malatesta Literature
  • 8. Sigismondo’s Peril and Defiance
  • Conclusion: The Pagan Renaissance
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • Fig. 1.1. Piero della Francesca, portrait of Sigismondo Malatesta, Musée du Louvre, Paris.
    • Fig. 1.2. Agostino di Duccio, Triumphal portrait of Sigismondo with elephants, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 2.1. Piero della Francesca, Sigismondo kneeling before Saint Sigismund, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 2.2. Pisanello, Sigismondo as a knight on bronze medal, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence.
    • Fig. 2.3. Matteo de’ Pasti, Castel Sismondo on bronze medal, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
    • Fig. 2.4. Agostino di Duccio, Marble relief of Apollo, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 2.5. Agostino di Duccio, Zodiac sign of Cancer in marble, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 2.6. Agostino di Duccio, Marble relief of Venus, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 2.7. Agostino di Duccio, Marble relief of Mars, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 2.8. Matteo de’ Pasti, Tempio Malatestiano on bronze medal National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
    • Fig. 2.9. Benozzo Gozzoli, Sigismondo Malatesta in Procession of the Magi (detail), Palazzo Medici, Florence
    • Fig. 2.10. Arch of Augustus, Rimini
    • Fig. 2.11. Leon Battista Alberti, façade of the Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini
    • Fig. 2.12. Agostino di Duccio, The triumph of Sigismondo as Scipio Africanus, marble relief, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 2.13. Agostino di Duccio, The triumph of Minerva, marble relief, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 2.14. Agostino di Duccio, children playing in the water, marble relief, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 2.15. Agostino di Duccio, man on a stormy sea (detail), marble relief, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 3.1. Agostino di Duccio, Samson, marble relief, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 3.2. Agostino di Duccio, Judas Maccabee or Hercules, marble relief, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 3.3. Agostino di Duccio, David with head of Goliath, marble relief, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 3.4. Giovanni da Fano, Sigismondo wrestling (detail), manuscript illumination, The Bodleian Libraries, Oxford.
    • Fig. 4.1. Giovanni da Fano, siege of Vada, manuscript illumination, The Bodleian Libraries, Oxford.
    • Fig. 5.1. Agostino di Duccio, Diana-Moon, marble relief, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 6.1. Agostino di Duccio, Tomb of Isotta degli Atti, Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini.
    • Fig. 6.2. Matteo de’ Pasti, Isotta degli Atti on bronze medal, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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