The Medici

The Medici

Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance

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Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, Strathern explores the intensely 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. He follows the lives of many of the great Renaissance artists and scientists with whom the Medici had dealings, and traces the fortunes of those members of the Medici family who achieved success away from Florence, including the two Medici popes and Catherine dé Medici.
A vivid, dramatic and authoritative account of the most influential family in Italian history: The Medici.
Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2016
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781605989662
Branch Call Number: 945.5105 St824m 2016
Characteristics: 430 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, genealogical table, maps, portraits ; 24 cm


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May 10, 2016

well researched and very well written. as easy and fun to read as a good novel and very informative as well


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