Tales and History from the Res publica

Early Modern Europe in the works of Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato

Tales and History from the Res publica

10th - 11th September, 2020
Starts Thursday September 10th at 14:00

Aula Nievo, Palazzo Bo, via VIII Febbraio 2, Padova
Alessandro Metlica Università di Padova
Enrico Zucchi Università di Padova
Franco Tomasi Università degli Studi di Padova
Alessandro Boccolini Università della Tuscia
Alessandro Catalano Università di Padova
Brandon Dooley University College Cork
Stefano Fogelberg Rota Umeå Universitet
Harald Hendrix Universiteit Utrecht
Luca Iori Università di Parma
Nina Lamal Universiteit Antwerpen
Petr Mata Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Valentina Nider Università di Trento
Alfred Noe Universität Wien
Alice Raviola Università di Milano

This international conference is devoted to the often-neglected figure of Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato (1606-1678). Born in Vicenza, in the republic of Venice, he was first a professional soldier, who took part to the siege of Breda (1624-1625). After having battled for the French and the Habsburg army, in 1640, he published his first historical account, on the wars led by Ferdinand II and his son Ferdinand III. He wrote several political reports on different European regions, but also biographies of kings and popes. While focusing on the life and works of this Italian historiographer, the conference aims not only to shed new light on his relationships with different regimes and protagonists of the European political life of the seventeenth century. In fact, in intends also to survey how Gualdo Priorato constructed narratives about early modern states and sovereignty, dealing with different ideas and forms of rulership, with an original approach, since he was at the same time a citizen of the Republic of Venice, loyal to his homeland, and a heavyweight subject of different kings.  


Funded under: H2020-EU.1.1.
Grant agreement ID: 758450
Overall budget: € 1 452 210
Start date: 1 April 2018
End date: 31 March 2023
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