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by Dennis Romano

Category: Historical
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Dennis Romano
ISBN: 0300112025
ISBN13: 978-0300112023
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press; 1st Edition edition (July 13, 2007)
Pages: 368
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The life and legacy of possibly the most famous doge of Venice

The life and legacy of possibly the most famous doge of Venice. For the reader interested in the mysteries of the Serenissima, this is the perfect book. Romano's description of the events in the life of Francesco Foscari is enlightening in itself, but it can offer perspective to contemporary Americans on the struggle to control the forces that would undermine a republic's internal cohesion as well as erode its external power. 5 people found this helpful.

Francesco Foscari (19 June 1373 – 1 November 1457) was the 65th Doge of the Republic of Venice from 1423 to 1457. His reign, the longest of all Doges in Venetian history, lasted 34 years, 6 months and 8 days, and coincided with the inception of the Italian Renaissance. Francesco Foscari was born in 1373, as the oldest son of Niccolò Foscari and his wife Cateruzia Michiel

Foscari's reign, one of the longest of any Venetian doge, lasted from 1423 to 1457.

Francesco Foscari's dogeship was marked by Venice's expansion in the terraferma and its wars with the Duchy of Milan, but also by the . Romano, Dennis (2007). The Likeness of Venice: A Life of Doge Francesco Foscari. Yale University Press.

Jacopo's misdeeds, actual and alleged, provided a means for the Doge's political opponents to attack him, and played a major role in Francesco's own downfall.

The Likeness of Venice book. Dennis Romano reconstructs Foscari’s life through careful reading of extant governmental records and chronicle sources. He also uses architectural monuments built by Foscari and his heirs as critical interpretive keys for unlocking the personality and policies of the doge. Romano analyzes how art and power intersected in Renaissance Italy and how the doge came to represent and even embody the state.

Dennis Romano reconstructs Foscari's life through careful reading of extant governmental records and chronicle sources. Romano analyzes how art and power intersected in Renaissance Italy and how the doge came to represent and even embody the state

Francesco Foscari became Doge of Venice in 1423 at the age of 50, unusually young for a Doge, and remained in the position for an unusually long time; he was eventually forced to resign after 34 years as the head of one of Renaissance Europe’s most important states.

Francesco Foscari became Doge of Venice in 1423 at the age of 50, unusually young for a Doge, and remained in the position for an unusually long time; he was eventually forced to resign after 34 years as the head of one of Renaissance Europe’s most important states. Despite his long rule, he left behind no personal papers, and our impressions of him have been taken mainly from Byron’s play The Two Foscaris and Verdi’s opera I Due Foscari, which deal with the tragic end of his Dogate, when he watches powerless as his son is driven into exile.

In The Likeness of Venice, this is a central theme; Romano raises the issue first in his preface where he. .However, as Romano’s book reminds us, Foscari’s reign is not just matter of personalities and historiography.

In The Likeness of Venice, this is a central theme; Romano raises the issue first in his preface where he discusses his choice of title, ‘The Likeness of Venice’. In a debate held in July 1447, the Venetian Council of Ten described the doge, Francesco Foscari, as ‘that Imago which represents the government (dominium) of the Venetians and by whose means the entire government of our state is administered’.

The Likeness of Venice: A Life of Doge Francesco Foscari, 1373-1457 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007). Housecraft and Statecraft: Domestic Service in Renaissance Venice, 1400-1600 (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996).

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Immortalized in later centuries in works by Lord Byron, Giuseppe Verdi, Eugène Delacroix, and others, Francesco Foscari reigned as the powerful doge of Venice during tumultuous years from 1423 to 1457. The stuff of legends, his life was marked by political conflict, vengeful enemies, family heartbreak, and, at the end, the forced relinquishment of the ducal throne. Yet Foscari left behind no personal papers, and until now, no complete biography of him has been written. This book, a thorough and fascinating biography, fills that longstanding gap, illuminating not only the life of the man but also the history and culture of fifteenth-century Venice.Dennis Romano reconstructs Foscari’s life through careful reading of extant governmental records and chronicle sources. He also uses architectural monuments built by Foscari and his heirs as critical interpretive keys for unlocking the personality and policies of the doge. Romano analyzes how art and power intersected in Renaissance Italy and how the doge came to represent and even embody the state. With this biography, Romano clears away longstanding myths, fills in previously unknown details about Foscari’s triumphs and ordeals, and allows to emerge the first intimate portrait of this singular doge.
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OwerSpeed
The life and legacy of possibly the most famous doge of Venice. For the reader interested in the mysteries of the Serenissima, this is the perfect book. The politics of the Council of the Ten; the wars of expansion and their mercenary generals (Carmagnola, Gattamelata); the plague which ravaged Venice over and over; the torture, trial, and exile of the doge's son, Jacopo; Foscari's powerfully symbolic architectural additions to the city. This and much more can be found in this beautifully written and thoroughly researched book. The reader will be able to understand why authors like Lord Byron, G. Verdi and Delacroix were inspired by the life of this great doge. A very impressive work.
FRAY
Great book with excellent scholarship. An interesting way to read the history of Venice. As an art historian, it was informative to approach the city through the politics for a change.
mIni-Like
Venice has a unique place in western civilization. Understanding the issues and motivations that governed its remarkable survival are beautifully described in this work of magnificent scholarship and readability. I feel privileged to have found a work in English that explains so precisely the traditions of the Republic as well as the issues of the Foscari era.

Dennis Romano provides a carefully researched-analysis of a critical period of the Venetian Republic, one that survived a thousand years. Romano's description of the events in the life of Francesco Foscari is enlightening in itself, but it can offer perspective to contemporary Americans on the struggle to control the forces that would undermine a republic's internal cohesion as well as erode its external power.
Vosho
This is indeed a very interesting book well researched and well written, that provides several relevant information about the political structures of Venice and the evolution of the power of the Doge, versus the other political bodies.
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