Hunting, Magnificence and the Court of Leo X

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Abstract:

Leo X's reputation as a hunt-loving pope is well-deserved, but his devotion to hunting is not evidence of neglect of his papal role and duties. On the contrary, his lavish hunts contributed to a “strategy of magnificence,” and effective papal statecraft.

Keywords: Hunting; Italy; Leo X, Pope; Political Leadership

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1477-4658.00135

Publication date: September 1, 1993

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