Cosimo the Elder

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Noun1.Cosimo the Elder - Italian financier and statesman and friend of the papal court (1389-1464)Cosimo the Elder - Italian financier and statesman and friend of the papal court (1389-1464)
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Kent's essay "Patriarchal Ideals, Patronage Practices, and the Authority of Cosimo 'il vecchio'" explores the "Florentine reverence for autorita" (222), as it applied to Cosimo de' Medici. "The Medici: Defenders of Liberty in Fifteenth-Century Florence" written by Francesco Bausi, discusses the writings of Florentine humanists (whether letters or works of literature) who wrote about Medicean authority.
The duchy of Florence subsequently passed to Cosimo de' Medici and the family's junior branch.
In Part Four of the book, Dale V Kent offers an interdisciplinary defense of Rubinstein's argument that Cosimo de' Medici's political position rested upon his expert use of patronage and his standing in the city, both of which enabled him to exert control over, but usually within, the city's republican government.
This sprint through a century of military history sets the stage for his second theme, the battle at Anghiari on 29 June 1440, which pitted the hired soldiers of Piccinino--fighting under contract for the Duke Filippo Maria Visconti of Milan--against a defensive alliance of troops supported by Cosimo de' Medici and his Florentine colleagues in southern Tuscany, near the town of Borgo San Sepolcro.
The 31-year-old who played Cosimo de' Medici in Medici: Masters of Florence, opposite Dustin Hoffman, said he has had enough of costume dramas.
This unforeseen event unexpectedly catapulted Cosimo de' Medici to power.
Among their topics are communal traditions and personal power in Renaissance Florence: the Medici as signori, Tuscans and Lombards: the political culture of officialdom, a cardinal in Rome: Florentine and Medici ambitions, sound patrons: the Medici and Florentine musical life, and Cosimo de' Medici and Francesco Sforza in Machiavelli's Florentine Histories.
Lo stesso Cellini, in un importante passaggio dell'autobiografia, aveva dato a intendere che le tribolazioni sofferte alla corte di Firenze fossero il risultato della propria mancanza di piaggeria, attribuendo allo stesso Cosimo de' Medici il riconoscimento che una fondamentale "terribilita" di carattere e un difetto di servilismo cortigiano avevano avuto conseguenze esiziali sulla carriera dell'artista.
He meant, of course, the rise of the 'principate' of Cosimo de' Medici, leading from the proud republicanism of Europe's pre-eminent city-state to a thoroughly dynastic alternative.
But the poem also got him embroiled in a series of polemics, with Antonio da Rho, Pier Candido Decembrio, and Lorenzo Valla, leading Beccadelli eventually to write a recantation of his dedication to Cosimo de' Medici. Parker's edition includes much of this polemical material along with the text and translation of The Hermaphrodite, along with an unusually full set of textual notes.
There are some slips: Pistoia was a subject not a client city of Florence; Cosimo de' Medici was not the architect of the Peace of Lodi; the city of Imola did not dominate Florence's trade routes to northern Europe; Savonarola was not a monk.