Medici Money

Medici Money : Banking, Metaphysics and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence.

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The Medici faced two apparently insuperable problems: how did a banker deal with the fact that the Church regarded interest as a sin and had made it illegal? How in a small republic like Florence could he avoid having his wealth taken away by taxation? But the bank became indispensable to the Church. And the family completely subverted Florence's claims to being democratic. They ran the city. To read this book is to understand how much the Renaissance has to tell us about our own world. Medici Money is one of the launch titles in a new series, Enterprise, edited by James Atlas. Enterprise pairs fine writers with stories of the economic forces that have shaped the world, in a new genre - the business book as literature.show more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 224mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Profile Business
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861977913
  • 9781861977915

About Tim Parks

Tim Parks has lived in Italy from1981. His non-fiction works includes 'Italian Neighbours', 'An Italian Education' & 'A Season with Verona'. He is also the author of 11 novels.show more

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