Sunday, January 12, 2020


Political Platform

Jacob Burckhardt (1819-1897), The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy, tr. S.G.C. Middlemore (London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1892), p. 45, with beginning of footnote:
Of him [Federigo of Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino] and his two successors, Guidobaldo and Francesco Maria, we read: 'They erected buildings, furthered the cultivation of the land, lived at home, and gave employment to a large number of people: their subjects loved them.'1

1 Franc. Vettori, in the Arch. Stor. Append., tom. vi. p. 821.

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