Illustriousness in the farmhouse villa: reading virtue from a Flemish-Veronese merchant family’s history

Dewhirst, Catherine (2011) Illustriousness in the farmhouse villa: reading virtue from a Flemish-Veronese merchant family’s history. Parergon, 28 (1). pp. 113-134. ISSN 0313-6221

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Abstract

The Italian nobility has a long history tied to landownership, a dynamic example of which lies in the history of Verona from the late sixteenth century. Sweeping economic change, intellectual currents, agricultural policies, and the built heritage facilitated the rise in status of some mercantile families. Tracing the pressures facing a foreign merchant family emigrating to Venice and settling in Verona’s Valpolicella reveals the importance of social integration for the family’s members. Their farmhouse villa estate represents an enduring monument not only to the contemporary value of civic virtue but also to the construction of a noble identity.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Dr Catherine Dewhirst
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 03:07
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: Italy; Italian; nobility; family history; merchant family; history
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160301 Family and Household Studies
12 Built Environment and Design > 1201 Architecture > 120101 Architectural Design
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950504 Understanding Europe's Past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20073

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