The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall

By | June 22, 2017
The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall Author Christopher Hibbert
ISBN-10 0688053394
ISBN-13 9780688053390
Year 1999-05-19
Pages 364
Language English
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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At its height Renaissance Florence was a center 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

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