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Title
Giuliano de' Medici
Type
Text
Subject
Medici, Giuliano de', duca di Nemours, 1479-1516.
Medici, Giuliano de', duca di Nemours, 1479-1516--Friends and associates.
Medici, House of.
Nobility--Italy--Florence--Biography.
Genre Form
biographies
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
maps
plates
Geographic Coverage
Italy
Classification
LCC: DG738.14.M4 J86 2018 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 305.5/20945511 full (Assigner: dlc)
cci1icc (Source: lacc)
coll13 (Source: lacc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2018377314
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
still image (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
Most modern historians perpetuate the myth that Giuliano de' Medici (1479-1516), son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, was nothing more than an inconsequential, womanizing hedonist with little inclination or ability for politics. In the first sustained biography of this misrepresented figure, Josephine Jungic re-evaluates Giuliano's life and shows that his infamous reputation was exaggerated by Medici partisans who feared his popularity and respect for republican self-rule. Rejecting the autocratic rule imposed by his nephew, Lorenzo (Duke of Urbino), and brother, Giovanni (Pope Leo X), Giuliano advocated restraint and retention of republican traditions, believing his family should be "first among equals" and not more. As a result, the family and those closest to them wrote him out of the political scene, and historians - relying too heavily upon the accounts of supporters of Cardinal Giovanni and the Medici regime - followed suit. Interpreting works of art, books, and letters as testimony, Jungic constructs a new narrative to demonstrate that Giuliano was loved and admired by some of the most talented and famous men of his day, including Cesare Borgia, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Niccolo Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael.
Authorized Access Point
Jungić, Josephine, 1942-2013, Giuliano de' Medici
Authorized Access Point Variant
Leader, Anne, Giuliano de' Medici