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The Mantua region of Italy is one that was controlled by the Gonzaga family for centuries. They dominated political and cultural aspects of life. This paper displays evidence that illustrates the power and structure behind Italian patronage during the Renaissance era. It showcases the Gonzaga family’s power in the Mantua region as well as their reaching influences on the greater Italian society. Specific examples of the family patronage are explored in depth, along with the ways that their patronage affected others. Overall, this paper serves as an array of information that ties in with the overarching themes of patronage both within the Gonzaga family and with the Italian citizenry during the Renaissance.
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Omerza, Ariane; Marek, Curtis; and Myatt, Zachary. "The Gonzagas: Artistic Patronage in the Mantua Region During the Italian Renaissance" (2019). 2019 Festscrift: Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo.
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