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The Resource The Family Medici : the hidden history of the Medici dynasty, Mary Hollingsworth, (electronic resource eBook)

The Family Medici : the hidden history of the Medici dynasty, Mary Hollingsworth, (electronic resource eBook)

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The Family Medici : the hidden history of the Medici dynasty
Title
The Family Medici
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the hidden history of the Medici dynasty
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Mary Hollingsworth
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eng
Summary
Having founded the bank that became the most powerful in Europe in the fifteenth century, the Medici gained massive political power in Florence, raising the city to a peak of cultural achievement and becoming its hereditary dukes. Among their number were no fewer than three popes and a powerful and influential queen of France. Their influence brought about an explosion of Florentine art and architecture - Michelangelo, Donatello, Fra Angelico, and Leonardo were among the artists patronized by the Medici. Thus runs the "accepted view" of the House of Medici. However, Mary Hollingsworth argues that the idea that the Medici were enlightened rulers of the Renaissance is a fiction that has now acquired the status of historical fact. In truth, the Medici were as devious and immoral as the Borgias - tyrants loathed in the city they illegally made their own. In this dynamic new history, Hollingsworth argues that past narratives have focused on a sanitized view of the Medici - wise rulers, enlightened patrons of the arts, and fathers of the Renaissance - but that "in fact" their past was reinvented in the sixteenth century, mythologized by later generations of Medici who used this as propaganda for their legacy. Hollingsworth's revelatory retelling of the story of the family Medici bridges a fresh and exhilarating new perspective to the story behind the most powerful family of the Italian Renaissance
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A fresh, revelatory, and shockingly revisionist narrative of the rise and fall of the House of Medici, by the acclaimed author of The Cardinal’s Hat and The Borgias
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BT
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1947-
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Hollingsworth, Mary
Dewey number
941
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no index present
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non fiction
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Medici, House of
  • Renaissance
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
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adult
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the hidden history of the Medici dynasty
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The Family Medici : the hidden history of the Medici dynasty, Mary Hollingsworth, (electronic resource eBook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3376033
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1 online resource
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electronic
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9781681777108
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computer
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Label
The Family Medici : the hidden history of the Medici dynasty, Mary Hollingsworth, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3376033
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781681777108
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
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b5bcded0-01d9-46e6-af72-70ab3784617b
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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