Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday primary source #4

Biography of an important Florentine -

Title: Vita di Filippo Strozzi, Gentiluomo Fiorentino.
Imprint: [Florence, ca. 1682]
Physical Description: 1 v. (104 leaves)
Summary: Dedicated to the author's father, the manuscript was
most likely first written by one of Giambattista's
sons, either Piero (d. 1558) or Leone (1515-1554), or
perhaps his brother, Lorenzo (1482-1547).
Note: The Strozzi family, long amongst the ruling nobility
of Florence, was founded by Filippo (1426-1491) and
continued by his son Giambattista (1488-1538) who was
also known as Filippo. This manuscript is about the
second Filippo. He became involved in intrigues
against the Medicis, led attacks of Florentine exiles
against Florence, was defeated, captured and ended his
own life in prison.
Note: Written in Tuscan Italian, several hands, in late
Chancery italic style.
Note: Purchased, 1985.
Subject (LC): Strozzi, Filippo, 1488-1538.
Subject (Other): Italy--History--1492-1559.
Subject (Other): Florence--Politics and government--1421-1737.
Subject (Other): Medieval and Renaissance studies--Italy--17th century.
Added author: Strozzi, Lorenzo di Filippo, 1482-1547.
Repository address: Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford Univ.
Libraries, Stanford, CA 94305.


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