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    DescriptionAt 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 Medici Popes and Grand Dukes, Florence's slide into decay and bankruptcy, and the end, in 1737, of the Medici line.


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    Title
    The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Hibbert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140050905
    ISBN 10: 0140050906
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC
    Libri: B-085
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 945.510922
    LC classification: DG737.42
    BIC subject category V2: 1DST
    Thema V1.0: NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    22pp b&w plates, maps, bibliography, genealogical tables, index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    27 September 1979
    Publication City/Country
    London