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Italy Art and History Blog

On this page you will find links to articles about Italian art, history and culture, which will shortly also be available as free PDF format eBooks under the Creative Commons 4.0 Non-Commercial Licence (CC BY-NC 4.0), and free MP3 audio downloads.

Article about the Pazzi Conspiracy to assassinate the Medici in Florence in 1478
Article about the Vasari Corridor linking the Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi and the Palazzo Pitti in Florence.
Article about the Renaissance sculptures on the façade of Orsanmichele in Florence.
Article about the heraldry displayed beneath the battlements of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
Article about the heraldry of the Medieval quartieri e sestieri of Florence.
Article about the angels in the mosaics of the baptistry of San Giovanni, Florence.
Article about how the study of arms and armour can tell us much about the Medieval frescoes in the churches of Piedmont, Italy.
Article about the spectacular events the Florentines organised as part of power politics in the Renaissance.
Article about the beautiful yet unknown Medieval art in the castles and chapels of Piedmont, Italy.

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Article about heraldry and symbols used by the Medici family to demonstrate and enhance their power

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Article about the pre-Christian origins of Medieval art in Piedmont and Tuscany

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