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The Resource The Medici : power, money, and ambition in the Italian Renaissance, Paul Strathern

The Medici : power, money, and ambition in the Italian Renaissance, Paul Strathern

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The Medici : power, money, and ambition in the Italian Renaissance
Title
The Medici
Title remainder
power, money, and ambition in the Italian Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Paul Strathern
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most influential families in history, the Medici dominated Florence and much of Europe for several generations, promoting the arts and sciences at the height of the Renaissance and transforming the economy through their banking system. In this detailed and engaging book, author Paul Strathern traces the origins, rise, and eventual collapse of this dynasty. He recounts the lives of individual family members, both great and inconsequential, as well as the artists and scientists they sponsored. If you enjoy fiction or nonfiction about the Renaissance, give this enthralling history a try. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480685
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
945.51050922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DG737.42
LC item number
.S85 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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power, money, and ambition in the Italian Renaissance
Label
The Medici : power, money, and ambition in the Italian Renaissance, Paul Strathern
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: The Medici : godfathers of the Renaissance. -- London : Jonathan Cape, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Medici leaders and rulers in Florence -- High noon -- Origins of a dynasty. Ancient beginnings ; The origins of the Medici bank ; Giovanni's legacy ; Cosimo rising ; The moment of truth -- Out of the darkness. The Medici in exile ; The dawn of Humanism ; East meets West ; Art reborn : the egg dome and the human statue ; 'Father of the country' ; Piero the Gouty -- The Prince and the Prophet of Doom. The Renaissance Prince ; Murder in the cathedral ; Plato in the piazzas ; A succession of masters ; The tide turns ; The Bonfire of the Vanities -- The Pope and the Protestant. 'Il Gigante' : a statue of biblical proportions ; Rome : the Medici's new home ; Machiavelli meets his match ; Rome and the Lion Pope ; The Pope and the Protestant ; The Papacy stays in the family -- The battle for truth. A grim aftermath ; Aristocratic rule ; Medici : European royalty ; Godfathers of the scientific Renaissance ; Godfathers no more? ; Finale
Control code
911364566
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
430 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605989662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, genealogical table, maps, portraits
Label
The Medici : power, money, and ambition in the Italian Renaissance, Paul Strathern
Publication
Note
Originally published: The Medici : godfathers of the Renaissance. -- London : Jonathan Cape, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Medici leaders and rulers in Florence -- High noon -- Origins of a dynasty. Ancient beginnings ; The origins of the Medici bank ; Giovanni's legacy ; Cosimo rising ; The moment of truth -- Out of the darkness. The Medici in exile ; The dawn of Humanism ; East meets West ; Art reborn : the egg dome and the human statue ; 'Father of the country' ; Piero the Gouty -- The Prince and the Prophet of Doom. The Renaissance Prince ; Murder in the cathedral ; Plato in the piazzas ; A succession of masters ; The tide turns ; The Bonfire of the Vanities -- The Pope and the Protestant. 'Il Gigante' : a statue of biblical proportions ; Rome : the Medici's new home ; Machiavelli meets his match ; Rome and the Lion Pope ; The Pope and the Protestant ; The Papacy stays in the family -- The battle for truth. A grim aftermath ; Aristocratic rule ; Medici : European royalty ; Godfathers of the scientific Renaissance ; Godfathers no more? ; Finale
Control code
911364566
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
430 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605989662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, genealogical table, maps, portraits

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