Category: Italy

Coming soon: “Writing rebellion in early modern diplomacy”

In a collaborative endeavour, the research group “Revolts as Communicative Events in the Early Modern Period” based in Konstanz, Germany, has assembled scholars from all across Europe (including Russia) and the United States to contribute collectively to ongoing academic debates on early modern diplomacy. We...

Picture for discussion – earlier editions of Bisaccioni’s “Historia delle gverre civili”

The visual strategies found in the various editions of Bisaccioni’s book on civil wars reveal themselves in comparison to one another. Each of the editions known to us so far contains an individual frontispiece of considerably high artistic quality. Recurring elements and their deliberate re-contextualisations...

Picture for discussion – frontispiece to the 4th edition of Bisaccioni’s “Historia delle gverre civili” 1655

The engraving serves as frontispice in the 4th edition of Mailolino Bisaccioni’s Historia delle gverre civili de nostri tempi (History of civil wars of our times), published in 1655 in Venetia. The edition is dedicated to the Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Ranuccio II Farnese....