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The duke's assassin : exile and death of Lorenzino de' Medici / Stefano Dall'Aglio ; translated by Donald Weinstein.

Author/Creator:
Dall'Aglio, Stefano, 1970-
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Standardized Title:
Assassino del duca. English
Subjects:
Medici, Lorenzino de', 1514-1548 -- Death.
Nobility -- Italy -- Florence -- Biography.
Florence (Italy) -- History -- 1421-1737.
Medici, House of.
Medici, Lorenzino de', 1514-1548.
Death.
Nobility.
Italy -- Florence.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
History.
Summary:
In 1548, the notorious Lorenzino de' Medici was killed in Venice in revenge for murdering his cousin the Duke of Florence in 1537. The book reconstructs the events surrounding the Medici, the factions, the loyalists and republican exiles, and reveals that behind the vengeance was Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, the victim's ally and father-in-law.-- From jacket and page 179.
Contents:
Part I. The eleven year exile
Death in Florence
After the crime
Mirandola and the apologia
In the shadow of the crescent
Between Lyons, Paris and Saintes
Among the plots of the exiles
Life in Venice
Between pope and emperor
Twilight
Part II. Anatomy of a murder
License to kill
Death plots
The turncoat killer
The presumed culprit
A failed trap
Death in Venice
Two men in flight
The emperor's revenge
Epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-288) and index.
Contributor:
Weinstein, Donald, 1926- translator.
ISBN:
9780300189780 (cloth : alk. paper)
0300189788 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
891185746