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Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence

Autor Tim Parks
Vydavatel: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2005.
Edice: Enterprise (New York, N.Y.)
Vydání/formát:   Kniha : English : 1st edZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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Their name is a byword for immense wealth and power, but before their renown as art patrons and noblemen, the Medicis built their fortune on banking. Banking in the fifteenth century, even at the height of the Renaissance, meant running afoul of the Catholic Church's prohibition against usury. It required more than merely financial skills to make a profit, and the legendary Medicis--most famously Cosimo and Lorenzo  Přečíst více...
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Osoba: House of Medici; House of Medici; Medici, Familie
Typ materiálu: Internetový zdroj
Typ dokumentu: Book, Internet Resource
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Tim Parks
ISBN: 0393058271 9780393058277
OCLC číslo: 57319704
Poznámky: "Atlas Books."
Popis: xii, 273 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Obsahy: With Usura --
The art of exchange --
The rise to power --
"The secret things of our town" --
Blue blood and white elephants --
The magnificent decline.
Název edice: Enterprise (New York, N.Y.)
Odpovědnost: Tim Parks.

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Their name is a byword for immense wealth and power, but before their renown as art patrons and noblemen, the Medicis built their fortune on banking. Banking in the fifteenth century, even at the height of the Renaissance, meant running afoul of the Catholic Church's prohibition against usury. It required more than merely financial skills to make a profit, and the legendary Medicis--most famously Cosimo and Lorenzo ("the Magnificent")--were masterly at the political, diplomatic, military, and even metaphysical tools that were needed to maintain their family's position. Parks uncovers the intrigues, dodges, and moral qualities that gave the Medicis their edge. Evoking the richness of the Florentine Renaissance and the Medicis' glittering circle, replete with artists, popes, and kings, Medici Money is a look into the origins of modern banking and its troubled relationship with art and religion. --From publisher description.

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