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The Death of the Child Valerio Marcello

The Death of the Child Valerio Marcello( )
Author: King, Margaret L.
ISBN:978-0-226-43619-7
Publication Date:Sep 1994
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $121.00
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Margaret King shows what the death of a little boy named Valerio Marcello over five hundred years ago can tell us about his time. This child, scion of a family of power and privilege at Venice's time of greatness, left his father in a state of despair so profound and so public that it occasioned an outpouring of consoling letters, orations, treatises, and poems. In these documents, we find a firsthand account, richly colored by humanist conventions and expectations,...
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