Turin 1564-1680

Urban Design, Military Culture, and the Creation of the Absolutist Capital

Martha D. Pollak

Turin 1564-1680
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Martha D. Pollak

416 pages | 145 halftones | 6-5/8 x 9-3/8 | © 1991
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780226673424 Published October 1991
"The story of Turin's transformation is well told. . . . Pollak's account of the financial machinations of the Dukes in their efforts to acquire properties, and to pay for fortifications by taxing betterment on enclosed land, is one of the best parts of the book."—Simon Pepper, Times Literary Supplement

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Contents
Introduction
Part One: 1564-1630
1. Arte Et Marte: Military Culture and the Capital as Theater of War
2. "Ragion di Stato" and "Grandezza della Città: Carlo Emanuele I's Expansion Plan for Turin
3. The Making of a Baroque Capital: Fortification and Urban Design as Instruments of Dynastic Representation
Part Two: 1630-1656
4. The Città Nuova Expansion: Fortification and Royal Claims
5. The Regency of Cristina: Dynastic War and the Creation of Piazza Reale
Part Three: 1656-1680
6. The Theater of State: Carlo Emanuele II's Preparations for the Borgo di Po Expansion
7. Urbs Ornata et Amplificata: The Realization of Dynastic Turin
Index
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