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The Art of Mantua: Power and Patronage in the Renaissance

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This book traces the rich history of the northern Italian city of Mantua, from its mythic origins in Dante's Inferno, to its cultural heyday during the Renaissance under the patronage of the powerful Gonzaga family, to its eventual decline and annexation by the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The fortunes of Mantua rose and fell with those of the Gonzaga family, who ruled as imp
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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published October 28th 2008 by J. Paul Getty Museum
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