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
Title variation
Power, money, and ambition in the Italian Renaissance
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A dazzling history of the modest family that rose to become one of the most powerful in Europe, The Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, money, and ambition. Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning Paul Strathern explores the intensely dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence, as well as the Italian Renaissance which they did so much to sponsor and encourage.Strathern also follows the lives of many of the great Renaissance artists with whom the Medici had dealings, including Leonardo, Michelangelo and Donatello; as well as scientists like Galileo and Pico della Mirandola; and the fortunes of those members of the Medici family who achieved success away from Florence, including the two Medici popes and Catherine de' Médicis, who became Queen of France and played a major role in that country through three turbulent reigns." --
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
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Provided by publisher
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contains biographical information
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10480685
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BT
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1940-
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Strathern, Paul
Dewey number
945
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Medici, House of
  • Renaissance
  • Florence (Italy)
Target audience
adult
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power, money, and ambition in the Italian Renaissance
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The Medici : power, money, and ambition in the Italian Renaissance, Paul Strathern
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 413-417) and index
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  • volume
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  • nb
  • nc
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  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
  • text
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  • cri
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
[xiv], 430 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9781605989662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits, genealogical table, photographs
Label
The Medici : power, money, and ambition in the Italian Renaissance, Paul Strathern
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 413-417) and index
Carrier category
  • sheet
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nb
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
[xiv], 430 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9781605989662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits, genealogical table, photographs

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