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Apology for a Murder Lorenzino de' Medici

Apology for a Murder By Lorenzino de' Medici

Apology for a Murder by Lorenzino de' Medici


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Famed for having killed his cousin Alessandro, the Duke of Florence, in 1537, Lorenzino de' Medici remains one of the most enigmatic figures of Italian literature. In his masterpiece, Apology for a Murder, he reveals the inner motives behind his act.

Apology for a Murder Summary

Apology for a Murder by Lorenzino de' Medici

Famed for having killed his cousin Alessandro, the Duke of Florence, in 1537, but also for writing accomplished literary works, including a comedy and several poems, Lorenzino de' Medici remains one of the most enigmatic figures of Italian literature. In his masterpiece, Apology for a Murder, he reveals the inner motives behind his act, portraying himself as a hero to be numbered alongside the great tyrannicides of ancient Rome and Greece. Lorenzino himself, in 1548, was murdered by two soldiers hired either by the emperor Charles V or by Cosimo, Alessandro's successor as Duke, and this volume includes the dramatic account of his killing by Francesco Bibboni, one of the assassins, as well as a selection of Lorenzino's poems, giving a fully rounded image of the antihero of Alfred de Musset's Lorenzaccio.

About Lorenzino de' Medici

Born into a cadet branch of the powerful Medici family, Lorenzino de' Medici (1514-48) was a politician and a writer, who is today remembered as the man who killed the Duke of Florence in 1537.

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GOR009794372
9781847497925
1847497926
Apology for a Murder by Lorenzino de' Medici
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2019-02-21
128
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