Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola, and the Battle for the Soul of a Renaissance City

Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola, and the Battle for the Soul of a Renaissance City

by Paul Strathern

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681772301
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 574,399
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Paul Strathern is a Somerset Maugham Award–winning novelist, and his nonfiction works include The Venetians,Death in Florence, and The Medici, all available from Pegasus Books. He lives in England.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Maps xi

The Medici Family Tree xiii

Leading Dramatis Personae and Main Factions xv

Prologue: 'The needle of the Italian compass' 1

1 A Prince in All but Name 11

2 'Blind wickedness' 39

3 Lorenzo's Florence 54

4 Securing the Medici Dynasty 75

5 Pico's Challenge 86

6 The Return of Savonarola 99

7 Cat and Mouse 111

8 The End of an Era 128

9 Noah's Ark 141

10 A Bid for Independence 152

11 Italy faced hard times… beneath stars hostile to her good' 167

12 I will destroy all flesh' 179

13 Humiliation 197

14 A New Government 211

15 The Voices of Florence 230

16 'A bolt from the blue' 239

17 The Bonfire of the Vanities 259

18 'On suspicion of heresy' 274

19 Open Defiance 291

20 The Tables Are Turned 303

21 Ordeal by Fire 316

22 The Siege of San Marco 322

23 Trial and Torture 331

24 Judgement 349

25 Hanged and Burned 359

Aftermath 368

Notes 372

Bibliography 405

Index 409

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If you like books that pull threds of history together in a different perspective you will love this Familiar characters in world history come together in ways you may not have thought about before I found it hard to put down