Pallas and the Centaur: A Novel Set in Italy in the Time of Lorenzo De' Medici 1478-1480 Paperback – 1 Mar 2004
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Historical Novel Set In 15 Th Century Florence in the time of Lorenzo de' Medici 1478-1480 The sequel to A Tabernacle for the Sun, this novel covers the years 1478-1481 when Rome waged war on Florence. There are two realms: the mundane and the celestial. On the ground it is a tale of a pope's wrath aimed at the Medici; of Lorenzo de' Medici's infidelity and his wife's rage; of the poet Poliziano's need to be independent of patronage. In heaven Juno works for the destruction of Lorenzo, a modern Aeneas. There are other, darker forces at work which would destroy the aim of Lorenzo and the Platonic Academy to build a new civilisation of the arts and humanities. Thus this brief period, which draws scant interest from historians, was a battleground of cosmic forces. In the end it is the women who make things come right, working not in the political arena but in the home and the private chapel.
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A must for lovers of Florence and Italy. Linda's descriptions of life in Tuscany in this period make sense of the outstanding paintings, architecture and literature of Botticelli, Da Vinci, Dante and many more.
As always, Proud demonstrates an incredible command of the historical material, and the reader becomes fully immersed into the world of late Quattrocento Florence. Tomasso and Maria provide us with windows into the world of these incredible people and give us an entirely believable peek behind the scenes. Though this is a work of fiction, the author truly understands the delicate balance between facts and intuition that is necessary to do good history.
Anyway, I have just finished reading it for the second time, and found that I noticed even more detail the second time through. I'm already looking forward to the third time, fourth time, and so on!