The Cardinal's Hat is the fascinating story of how Ippolito d'Este, the second son of Lucretia Borgia, acquired the coveted cardinal's hat and became the Archbishop of Milan.Working with Ippolito's letters and ledgers, recently uncovered in an archive in Modena, Italy, Mary Hollingsworth has pieced together a fascinating and undeniably titillating tale of this Renaissance cardinal and his road to power and wealth in sixteenth century Europe. The ledgers document every aspect of Ippolito's comings and goings, and he comes to life out of the minutiae, as do the lives of his staff.
Hat : Money, Ambition, and Housekeeping in a Renaissance Court.
The Cardinal's Hat : Money, Ambition, and Housekeeping in a Renaissance Court. by Mary Hollingsworth. In The Cardinal's Hat: Money, Ambition, and Everyday Life in the Court of a Borgia Prince (Overlook Press), Hollingsworth has set out her findings in detail. Ippolito has, of course, been written about before, but mostly as an important patron of the arts; he built the magnificent Villa d'Este at Tivoli and he was a patron of the musician Palestrina.
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The Cardinal's Hat" was a light, yet interesting tale of a & Cardinal'. This is another book which brings to light how young these boys were entering the "religious life". Some of them were 10 years of age and younger but already well on their way to the Vatican. Using an enormous trove of documents she stumbled upon in the archives of Modena, Hollingsworth brings to vivid and detailed life the world of Ippolito d' Este, one of the sons of the notorious Lucrezia Borgia and her last husband, Duke Alfonso d'Este of Ferrara. I for one had my curiosity quenched and fulfilled because of Hollingsworth's extensive discussions on all parts of Renaissance life: from the simple running of a household to court traditions and practices. Apart from that, it is also rich in details about the lives of the common people. There are plenty of discussions on common people earn their living and how they spend them. I really enjoyed this book, but I admit that some people who can be easily bored by the mountain of details poured in the book.
A riveting portrait of the day-to-day life of a wealthy, worldly Renaissance prince as he pursues power and influence in the . Out of these finely detailed records, Hollingsworth brings to life not only Ippolito, but his world
A riveting portrait of the day-to-day life of a wealthy, worldly Renaissance prince as he pursues power and influence in the Catholic church (USA Today). The second son of Alfonso d’Este and Lucretia Borgia, the Duke and Duchess of Ferrara, Ippolito d’Este was made the archbishop of Milan at the age of nine. Out of these finely detailed records, Hollingsworth brings to life not only Ippolito, but his world. In this brilliant piece of historical detective work and narrative reconstruction.
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Dr Mary Hollingsworth is the author of Patronage in Renaissance Italy and Patronage in Sixteenth-century Italy. Paperback (1st thus). Money, Ambition and Everyday life in the court of a Borgia Prince Near Fine. Seller Inventory 3490. More information about this seller Contact this seller.
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