The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall

The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall

Christopher Hibbert


At its top Renaissance Florence used to be a centre of huge wealth, strength and impression. A republican city-state funded via exchange and banking, its usually bloody political scene used to be ruled through wealthy mercantile households, the main recognized of which have been the Medici. This enchanting e-book charts the family’s large impact at the political, financial and cultural historical past of Florence. starting within the early 1430s with the increase of the dynasty lower than the near-legendary Cosimo de Medici, it strikes via their golden period as consumers of a few of the main striking artists and designers of the Renaissance, to the period of the Medici Popes and Grand Dukes, Florence’s slide into decay and financial disaster, and the top, in 1737, of the Medici line.

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