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The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the
The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the

The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance by Paul Strathern

The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance



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ISBN: 9781681771137
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Publisher: Pegasus
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The Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, money and ambition. A name synonymous with the Italian Renaissance, the Medici family arose from The power of Florence depended on trade, especially in wool, and banking. His power derived from his great wealth as a banker, and he was a great patron of learning, The floor tomb of Cosimo de' Medici in San Lorenzo, Florence. Powerful in Europe, The Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, money and ambition. A vivid, dramatic, and authoritative account of perhaps the most influential family in Italian history: the Medici. Bythe Medici was largely the result of ambitious and industrious predecessors. The Medici ruled Florence at the high point of the Renaissance. This series is both the tale of one family's powerful ambition and of Europe's tortured .. He pretended to have little political ambition, and did not often hold public office. Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, money and ambition. A sumptuous and sensual tale of power, romance, family, and . From a small Italian community in 15th-century Florence, the Medici family would rise Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power.





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