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The rise and fall of the House of Medici

Author: Christopher Hibbert
Publisher: Harmondsworth ; New York : Penguin Books, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global power center, and then lost it all. The House of Medici picks up  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: House of Medici; Medici (Family); Maison des Médicis; House of Medici
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hibbert
ISBN: 0140050906 9780140050905
OCLC Number: 6389386
Description: 368 pages, [12] leaves of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Il quattrocento --
1464-1492 --
1492-1537 --
1537-1743.
Responsibility: Christopher Hibbert.

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At its height Renaissance Florence was a centre of wealth, power and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its bloody political scene was dominated by mercantile families,  Read more...

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