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Description for The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici Paperback. At its height Renaissance Florence was a centre of wealth, power and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its bloody political scene was dominated by mercantile families, the most famous of which were the Medici. This book charts the family's huge influence on the political, economic and cultural history of Florence. Num Pages: 368 pages, 22pp b&w plates, maps, bibliography, genealogical tables, index. BIC Classification: 1DST; HBJD; HBLC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 26. Weight in Grams: 292.
At its height Renaissance Florence was a centre of enormous wealth, power and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its often bloody political scene was dominated by rich mercantile families, the most famous of which were the Medici. This enthralling book charts the family’s huge influence on the political, economic and cultural history of Florence. Beginning in the early 1430s with the rise of the dynasty under the near-legendary Cosimo de Medici, it moves through their golden era as patrons of some of the most remarkable artists and architects of the Renaissance, to the era of the ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1979
Publisher
Penguin
Condition
New
Number of Pages
368
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780140050905
SKU
9780140050905
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About Christopher Hibbert
Christopher Hibbert was born in Leicestershire in 1924 and educated at Radley and Oriel College, Oxford. He served as an infantry officer during the war, was twice wounded and was awarded the Military Cross in 1945. Described by Professor J. H. Plumb as 'a writer of the highest ability' and in the New Statesman as 'a pearl of biographers', he ... Read more

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