Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Mantua
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A. Introduction

Mantova, (English M.), a city of Northern Italy on the River Mincio, was from the Middle Ages surrounded by dammed-up lakes, some of which have since silted up. The first settlement was Etruscan or Roman. The city was an episcopal see from AD 804, and from the late 10th cent. it belonged to the territory of the Attoni of Canossa. It became a signoria with the assumption of power by Pinamonte de Bonacolsi in 1272, but in 1328 the Bonacolsi were expelled by the Gonzaga and in 1329, Ludovico I Gonzaga was made Imperial vicar of M. by the Emperor.…

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Ruby, Sigrid (Gießen), “Mantua”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004908>
First published online: 2015



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