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Description - The Death of the Child Valerio Marcello by Margaret L. King

In this book, Margaret King shows what the death of an eight-year-old boy named Valerio Marcello, in 1460, can tell us about his time. This child, scion of a family of power and privilege at Venice's time of greatness, left his father in a state of despair so profound and so public that it occasioned an outpouring of consoling letters, orations, treatises and poems. In these documents, we find a firsthand account of the life of the 15th-century boy, the passionate devotion of his father, the feelings of his brothers and sisters, the striking absence of his mother. The father's story is here as well: the career of a Venetian nobleman and scholar, patron and soldier, a participant in Venice's struggle for dominion in the north of Italy. Through these sources, King traces the cultural trends that made Marcello's century famous. Her work aims to enlarge our view of the literature of consolation, which had a distinctive tradition in Venice, and also examines shifting attitudes toward death from the late Middle Ages onward.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226436203
ISBN-10: 0226436209
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 136mm x 29mm)
Pages: 502
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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