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The Medici free pdf 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' Medicis, who became Queen of France and played a major role in that country through three turbulent reigns.

About Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern is a Somerset Maugham prize-winning novelist, and his nonfiction works include The Venetians- The Artist, the Philosopher and the Warrior- Napoleon in Egypt- and Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements. He lives in England.

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Author : Paul Strathern
Publisher : Pegasus Books
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ISBN : 1605989665
EAN : 9781605989662
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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