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The Resource Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence, Tim Parks

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

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Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence
Title
Medici money
Title remainder
banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence
Statement of responsibility
Tim Parks
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
An account of the Renaissance era's preeminent financiers describes how the Medicis built their fortune, documenting the political, diplomatic, and metaphysical tools that enabled them to retain their wealth and become art patrons and nobles
Writing style
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173012
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DLC
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Parks, Tim
Dewey number
332.1/0945/09024
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
HG3090.F562
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Enterprise
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  • Medici, House of
  • Medici, House of
  • Banks and banking
  • Art, Italian
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Artists and patrons
Target audience
adult
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banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence
Label
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence, Tim Parks
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Atlas Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-253) and index
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  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780393328455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
Label
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence, Tim Parks
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Atlas Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-253) and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780393328455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table

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