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The House Of Medici

Author : Christopher Hibbert
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2012-07-17
Category : History
ISBN : 9780062228192

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It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global power center, and then lost it all. The House of Medici picks up where Barbara Tuchman's Hibbert delves into the lives of the Medici family, whose legacy of increasing self-indulgence and sexual dalliance eventually led to its self-destruction. With twenty-four pages of black-and-white illustrations, this timeless saga is one of Quill's strongest-selling paperbacks.

Medici Money

Author : Tim Parks
Publisher : Profile Books
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2013-08-22
Category : History
ISBN : 9781847656872

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The Medici are famous as the rulers of Florence at the high point of the Renaissance. Their power derived from the family bank, and this book tells the fascinating, frequently bloody story of the family and the dramatic development and collapse of their bank (from Cosimo who took it over in 1419 to his grandson Lorenzo the Magnificent who presided over its precipitous decline). The Medici faced two apparently insuperable problems: how did a banker deal with the fact that the Church regarded interest as a sin and had made it illegal? How in a small republic like Florence could he avoid having his wealth taken away by taxation? But the bank became indispensable to the Church. And the family completely subverted Florence's claims to being democratic. They ran the city. Medici Money explores a crucial moment in the passage from the Middle Ages to the Modern world, a moment when our own attitudes to money and morals were being formed. To read this book is to understand how much the Renaissance has to tell us about our own world. Medici Money is one of the launch titles in a new series, Atlas Books, edited by James Atlas. Atlas Books pairs fine writers with stories of the economic forces that have shaped the world, in a new genre - the business book as literature.

Medici ~ Legacy

Author : Matteo Strukul
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 342 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2021-08-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781786692160

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The third instalment in a prize-winning series charting the rise of the House of Medici as they become Masters of Florence and progenitors of the Renaissance. Fontainebleau, 1536. Francis II, Dauphin and heir to the French throne, is dead. Poisoned. And the royal court believe Catherine de' Medici to be the murderer. Catherine's husband Henry will now be the next King of France – and the Medici are known to stop at nothing in the pursuit of power. But not yet queen and without an heir of her own, seventeen-year-old Catherine cannot be sure of securing her family's legacy. To ensure the conception of an heir, she will need to seek help from an unexpected ally: Nostradamus, the reclusive astronomer and purported seer. Dismissed by most as a charlatan and a heretic, Catherine knows he will be her only hope in becoming a mother to the future king. Amid court intrigues, betrayals, and humiliations, Catherine waits. She awaits the death of her father-in-law, King Francis, and the birth of a son to carry her name. For once she is queen, Catherine de' Medici's power will only grow. But that power comes at a heavy cost, one she might ever regret. 'Strukul has a brilliant style and a rare imagination' Tim Willocks 'Matteo Strukul has arrived with a bang. His historical saga, Medici, is a worldwide success' Il Venerdì

The House of Medici

Author : Christopher Hibbert
Publisher : William Morrow
Page : 392 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 1975
Category : Florence (Italy)
ISBN : UOM:39015006586567

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An account of the fortunes and influences of the great Florentine banking family, covering over three hundred years of soldiers, art patrons, collectors, builders, popes, statesmen, and scholars.

The Family Medici

Author : Mary Hollingsworth
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 528 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2018-03-06
Category : History
ISBN : 9781681777108

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Having founded the bank that became the most powerful in Europe in the fifteenth century, the Medici gained massive political power in Florence, raising the city to a peak of cultural achievement and becoming its hereditary dukes. Among their number were no fewer than three popes and a powerful and influential queen of France. Their influence brought about an explosion of Florentine art and architecture. Michelangelo, Donatello, Fra Angelico, and Leonardo were among the artists with whom they were socialized and patronized.Thus runs the "accepted view” of the Medici. However, Mary Hollingsworth argues that this is a fiction that has now acquired the status of historical fact. In truth, the Medici were as devious and immoral as the Borgias. In this dynamic new history, Hollingsworth argues that past narratives have focused on a sanitized view of the Medici—wise rulers, enlightened patrons of the arts, and fathers of the Renaissance—and their story was reinvented in the sixteenth century, mythologized by later generations of Medici who used this as a central prop for their legacy.Hollingsworth's revelatory re-telling of the story of the family Medici brings a fresh and exhilarating new perspective to the story behind the most powerful family of the Italian Renaissance.


Author : Miles Unger
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 530 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780743254342

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Magnifico by Miles Unger Pdf

Miles Unger's biography of this complex figure draws on primary research in Italian sources and on his intimate knowledge of Florence, where he lived for several years."--BOOK JACKET.

The Medici

Author : Paul Strathern
Publisher : Random House
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2018-02-22
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781448104345

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A dazzling piece of Italian history of the infamous family that become one of the most powerful in Europe, weaving its history with Renaissance greats from Leonardo da Vinci to Galileo Against the background of an age which saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, The Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, money and ambition. Strathern paints a vivid narrative of the dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence, as well as the Italian Renaissance which they did so much to sponsor and encourage. Strathern also follows the lives of many of the great Renaissance artists with whom the Medici had dealings, including Leonardo, Michelangelo and Donatello; as well as scientists like Galileo and Pico della Mirandola; and the fortunes of those members of the Medici family who achieved success away from Florence, including the two Medici popes and Catherine de' Médicis, who became Queen of France and played a major role in that country through three turbulent reigns. ‘A great overview of one family's centuries-long role in changing the face of Europe’ Irish Independent

Lorenzo De' Medici at Home

Author : Richard Stapleford
Publisher : Penn State Press
Page : 231 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780271056418

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"An inventory of the private possessions of Lorenzo il Magnifico de' Medici, head of the ruling Medici family during the apogee of the Florentine Renaissance"--Provided by publisher.

House of Medici

Author : Captivating History
Publisher : Captivating History
Page : 126 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2021-10-30
Category : Education
ISBN : 1637165056

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House of Medici by Captivating History Pdf

Meet the Medici family, who, in some ways, can be considered to be the godfathers of the Renaissance. They patronized Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci, among many other famous artists.

The Medici

Author : Mary Hollingsworth
Publisher : Apollo
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2022-06-09
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1803281251

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The Medici by Mary Hollingsworth Pdf

A fresh telling of the rise and fall of the House of Medici, the family that dominated political and cultural life in Florence for three centuries.

The Black Prince of Florence

Author : Catherine Fletcher
Publisher : Random House
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2016-04-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781448182084

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‘A spectacular, elegant, brilliant portrait of skulduggery, murder and sex in Renaissance Florence’ Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard, Books of the Year 1531 – after years of brutal war and political intrigue, the bastard son of a Medici Duke and a ‘half-negro’ maidservant rides into Florence. Within a year, he rules the city as its Prince. Backed by the Pope and his future father-in-law the Holy Roman Emperor, the nineteen-year-old Alessandro faces down bloody family rivalry and the scheming hostility of Italy’s oligarchs to reassert the Medicis’ faltering grip on the turbulent city-state. Six years later, as he awaits an adulterous liaison, he will be murdered by his cousin in another man’s bed. ‘Nothing in sixteenth-century history is more astonishing’ Hilary Mantel

The Medici

Author : Col. G. F. Young
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 850 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 1930
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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The Medici Villas

Author : Isabella Lapi Ballerini,Mario Scalini
Publisher : Giunti Editore
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Travel
ISBN : 880902995X

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Author : Charles Yriarte
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 600 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 1897
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Isabella de'Medici

Author : Caroline P. Murphy
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Page : 414 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2011-02-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780571266050

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Isabella de'Medici by Caroline P. Murphy Pdf

Isabella de' Medici was the hostess of a glittering circle in Renaissance Florence. Beautiful and liberated, she not only matched the intellectual accomplishments of her male contemporaries, but sought sexual parity also, engaging in an adulterous affair with her husband's cousin. It was this affair - and her very success as First Lady of Florence - that led to her death at the hands of her husband at the age of just thirty-four. She left behind a remarkable story, and as her legacy a son who became the best of the Orsini Dukes, immortalised by Shakespeare as Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night. Caroline P. Murphy illuminates this often misunderstood figure, and in the process brings to life the home of creativity, the city of Florence itself.