The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici

The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici

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Publisher Description

At its height Renaissance Florence was a centre of enormous wealth, power and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its often bloody political scene was dominated by rich mercantile families, the most famous of which were the Medici. This enthralling book charts the family’s huge influence on the political, economic and cultural history of Florence. Beginning in the early 1430s with the rise of the dynasty under the near-legendary Cosimo de Medici, it moves through their golden era as patrons of some of the most remarkable artists and architects of the Renaissance, to the era of the Medici Popes and Grand Dukes, Florence’s slide into decay and bankruptcy, and the end, in 1737, of the Medici line.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2001
6 December
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
3.5
MB

Customer Reviews

OanaM15 ,

Interesting

Loved it, fascinating history of Italian great families.

honest feedback ,

Highly recommended

The author hits the right note between small details and historical narrative with the result that it is very easy to picture life in this colourful period. Thoroughly recommend reading before any trip to Florence.

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