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The Gondi : family strategy and survival in early modern France

Author: Joanna Milstein
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charting the rise of one of the great families of late sixteenth-century France, the Gondi, this book unravels the complex relationship between French society and Italians who held key positions within French government. It demonstrates how members of the Gondi family played a leading part in the finance, government, church and military affairs, and were indispensable counselors to the Queen Mother, Catherine De'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Gondi family.; Catherine de Médicis, Queen consort of Henry II King of France; Catherine de Médicis, Queen consort of Henry II King of France; Gondi family.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Milstein
ISBN: 9781409454731 1409454738
OCLC Number: 852488301
Description: xi, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Gondi in France : perceptions and realities --
Money for royal endeavours --
Power, prowess and prestige : the Gondi in politics --
Pierre de Gondi : churchman and king's man --
Gondi women.
Responsibility: Joanna Milstein.

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Charting the rise of one of the great families of late sixteenth-century France, the Gondi, this book unravels the complex relationship between French society and Italians who held key positions  Read more...

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"In this illuminating study, Joanna Milstein plots in meticulous detail the spectacular social and political ascent of the Gondi, a Florentine merchant banking family, in sixteenth-century France. Read more...

 
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