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The Resource The Black Prince of Florence : the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici, Catherine Fletcher, (electronic resource eBook)

The Black Prince of Florence : the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici, Catherine Fletcher, (electronic resource eBook)

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The Black Prince of Florence : the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici
Title
The Black Prince of Florence
Title remainder
the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Fletcher
Title variation
  • Spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici
  • black prince of Florence
Title variation remainder
the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de Medici
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Language
eng
Summary
The riveting tale of Alessandro de' Medici's unexpected rise and spectacular fall, which unravels centuries-old mysteries, exposes forgeries, and brings to life the epic personalities of the Medicis, Borgias, and others as they waged sordid campaigns to rise to the top
Summary
Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. When Alessandro's noble father died of syphilis, the family looked to him. Groomed for power, he carved a path through the backstabbing world of Italian politics in a time when cardinals, popes, and princes vied for wealth and advantage. By the age of nineteen, he was prince of Florence, inheritor of the legacy of the grandest dynasty of the Italian Renaissance. Alessandro faced down family rivalry and enormous resistance from Florence's oligarchs, who called him a womanizer-which he undoubtedly was--and a tyrant. Yet this real-life counterpart to Machiavelli's Prince kept his grip on power until he was assassinated at the age of 26 during a late-night tryst arranged by his scheming cousins. After his death, his brief but colorful reign was criticized by those who had murdered him in a failed attempt to restore the Florentine republic. For the first time, the true story is told in The Black Prince of Florence
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10528240
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DLC
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1975-
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Fletcher, Catherine
Dewey number
  • 945.51106092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG737.7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Medici, Alessandro de'
  • Medici, House of
  • Racially mixed people
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
Target audience
adult
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the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici
Label
The Black Prince of Florence : the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici, Catherine Fletcher, (electronic resource eBook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=4976353
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half-Title -- Series -- The Black Prince of Florence -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Family tree -- Glossary of names -- Timeline -- Map -- A note on money -- Second Half-Title -- Prologue -- BOOK ONE: The Bastard Son -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6 -- 7 -- BOOK TWO: The Obedient Nephew -- 8 -- 9 -- 10 -- 11 -- 12 -- 13 -- 14 -- 15 -- 16 -- 17 -- 18 -- 19 -- 20 -- BOOK THREE: The Prince Alone -- 21 -- 22 -- 23 -- 24 -- 25 -- 26 -- 27 -- 28 -- 29 -- 30 -- 31 -- 32 -- Afterword -- Acknowledgements -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index -- Colour Plates
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780190612740
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • bc
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63a2288f-2f7a-45d8-ab63-ccb6b4db714c
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
Label
The Black Prince of Florence : the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici, Catherine Fletcher, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=4976353
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half-Title -- Series -- The Black Prince of Florence -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Family tree -- Glossary of names -- Timeline -- Map -- A note on money -- Second Half-Title -- Prologue -- BOOK ONE: The Bastard Son -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6 -- 7 -- BOOK TWO: The Obedient Nephew -- 8 -- 9 -- 10 -- 11 -- 12 -- 13 -- 14 -- 15 -- 16 -- 17 -- 18 -- 19 -- 20 -- BOOK THREE: The Prince Alone -- 21 -- 22 -- 23 -- 24 -- 25 -- 26 -- 27 -- 28 -- 29 -- 30 -- 31 -- 32 -- Afterword -- Acknowledgements -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index -- Colour Plates
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780190612740
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
63a2288f-2f7a-45d8-ab63-ccb6b4db714c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions

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