Most modern historians perpetuate the myth that Giuliano de’ Medici (1479–1516), son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, was nothing more than an incon- sequential, womanizing hedonist with little incli- nation or ability for politics. In the first sustained biography of this misrepresented figure, Josephine Jungić re-evaluates Giuliano’s life and shows that his infamous reputation was exaggerated by Medici partisans who feared his popularity and respect for republican self-rule. Rejecting the autocratic rule imposed by his nephew, Lorenzo (Duke of Urbino), and brother, Giovanni (Pope Leo X), Giuliano advocated re- straint and retention of republican traditions, be- lieving his family should be “first among equals” and not more. As a result, the family and those closest to them wrote him out of the political scene, and historians – relying too heavily upon the accounts of supporters of Cardinal Giovanni and the Medici regime – followed suit. Interpret- ing works of art, books, and letters as testimony, Jungić constructs a new narrative to demonstrate that Giuliano was loved and admired by some of the most talented and famous men of his day, in- cluding Cesare Borgia, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Niccolò Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael. More than a political biography, this volume offers a refreshing look at a man who was a sig- nificant patron and ally of intellectuals, artists, and religious reformers, revealing Giuliano to be at the heart of the period’s most significant cultural accomplishments. Josephine Jungi´ c (1942–2013) was professor of art history at Capilano University. 2 5 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 Giuliano de’ Medici Machiavelli’s Prince in Life and Art josephine jungi´ c Unfairly maligned for over five centuries, Giuliano de’Medici at last receives his first major and sustained biography. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S April 2018 978-0-7735-5320-0 $49.95A CDN, $44.95A US, £37.00 cloth 6.25 x 9.25 328pp 40 colour images eBook available B I O G R A P H Y • E U R O P E A N H I S T O R Y