Ingrid Rowland

Ingrid Rowland is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at the American Academy in Rome. She is completing a biography of Giordano Bruno.

Some Paradise: The Pazzi Conspiracy

Ingrid Rowland, 7 August 2003

It is above all the city’s Renaissance art and architecture that draws visitors to Florence. Those calming vistas were no less precious in the 15th century when they were erected against the disorder that plagued the real Florence: the violent, chaotic city that Lauro Martines has brought to life in April Blood, a history of the conspiracy that very nearly took the life of the young...

What on earth, you ask, is a scarith? Well, it is a sort of mud-piecrust package, which may be tubular in shape, containing in various layers documents of immense antiquity. What language is the...

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Nymph of the Grot

Nicholas Penny, 13 April 2000

In the early years of the 16th century a Vatican official called Angelo Colocci, who had graduated from curial abbreviator (responsible for internal memoranda) to apostolic secretary (poised...

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