Dynastic Marriage, Courtly Politics and the State in Renaissance Italy

Project: Research

Project Description

This project explores dynastic marriage in Renaissance Italy as a means of understanding the important role played by princely consorts in the functioning of government. By bringing together historiographical streams hitherto kept apart - the recent research of gender and literary scholars and a classic tradition of analysis of the Italian Renaissance state - it will suggest that, in crisis-ridden Italy c. 1500, political cooperation between consorts in a courtly atmosphere where public and private were blurred, made a major contribution to contemporary political and literary culture.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/01/0631/12/13

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD45,965.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD61,500.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD15,535.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)