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The House of Medici : its rise and fall

Author: Christopher Hibbert
Publisher: New York : Morrow, 1975, ©1974.
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Only a few families have ever possessed the wealth, influence and fascination of the Medici. In this enormously readable biography, Christopher Hibbert tells of the famous Florentine banking family who provided the world with some of its most colorful soldiers, art patrons, collectors, builders, popes, statesmen and scholars ...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hibbert, Christopher, 1924-2008.
House of Medici.
New York : Morrow, 1975, ©1974
(OCoLC)610113432
Named Person: House of Medici; Maison des Médicis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hibbert
ISBN: 0688003397 9780688003395
OCLC Number: 1187491
Notes: Published in 1974 under title: The rise and fall of the House of Medici.
Description: 364 pages, [12] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS: PART ONE: IL QUATROCENTRO: Florence and the Florentines --
The rise of the Medici --
Enemies of the Albizzi --
Exiles and masters --
Archbishops and architects --
War and peace --
Artists and mourners --
PART TWO: 1464-1492: Piero the gouty --
The young Lorenzo --
The pope and the pazzi --
The savior of Florence --
The needle of the Italian compass --
Lorenzo: patron, collector and poet --
PART THREE: 1492-1537: Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici and the friar from Ferrara --
The excommunicant --
Return of the Medici --
'Papa Leone!' --
The march on Rome --
Siege and murder --
PART FOUR: 1537-1743: Duke Cosimo I --
The heirs of Cosimo --
Ferdinando II and the French princess --
Cosimo III an dthe grand prince Ferdinando --
The last of the Medici.
Other Titles: Rise and fall of the House of Medici
Responsibility: Christopher Hibbert.

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Only a few families have ever possessed the wealth, influence and fascination of the Medici. In this enormously readable biography, Christopher Hibbert tells of the famous Florentine banking family who provided the world with some of its most colorful soldiers, art patrons, collectors, builders, popes, statesmen and scholars ...

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