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The Likeness of Venice: A Life of Doge Francesco Foscari
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 ...more
Hardcover, 494 pages
Published July 13th 2007 by Yale University Press
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A history of the rise and demise of the Foscari family and the development of the Venetian State. The author directly addresses the controversies surrounding Doge Francesco Foscari's use of power and questions motives, both on the part of the Foscaris and on the part of the government, involved in the conflict.