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Medici : Godfathers of the Renaissance

Author: Justin HardySusan HorthRon DevillierBrian DoneganRichard BradleyAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : PBS Home Video, 2004.
Series: Empires (PBS Home Video)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A tale of one family's ambition and of Europe's struggle to emerge from the ravages of the Dark Ages. The Medici used charm, skill and ruthlessness to garner unparalleled wealth and power, ruling Europe for more than 300 years.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Historical television programs
Biographical television programs
Historical reenactments (Television programs)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Church history
History
Named Person: House of Medici; House of Medici; House of Medici; House of Medici
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Hardy; Susan Horth; Ron Devillier; Brian Donegan; Richard Bradley; Massimo Marononi; PBS Home Video.; Devillier-Donegan Enterprises.; Lion Television Ltd.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
ISBN: 0793697190 9780793697199 0780646223 9780780646223
OCLC Number: 55732465
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced for television in 2003.
Credits: Director of photography, Malcolm McClean ; composer, Christian Vassie ; art director, Jo Manser ; film editor, Richard Cox.
Performer(s): Narrator, Massimo Marinoni ; actors: Peter Guinness, Ben de Sausmarez, Federico Stefanelli.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (220 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, Region 1 ; Dolby surround stereo.
Contents: Birth of a dynasty --
The magnificent Medici --
The Medici popes --
Power vs. Truth. Bonus features: Making of The Medici (ca. 8 min.) ; Who's who: key characters of the Renaissance [text description, with link to each figure's appearance in the film].
Series Title: Empires (PBS Home Video)
Other Titles: Godfathers of the Renaissance
Empires (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Lion Television in association with PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises ; executive producers, Richard Bradley, Ron Devillier, Brian Donegan ; producer/director, Justin Hardy ; associate producer/writer, Susan Horth.

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A tale of one family's ambition and of Europe's struggle to emerge from the ravages of the Dark Ages. The Medici used charm, skill and ruthlessness to garner unparalleled wealth and power, ruling Europe for more than 300 years.

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