The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance

The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance

by Paul Strathern

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ISBN-13: 9781681774084
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 494,633
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

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

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The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If the author had stuck to the subject matter, we would have had a better understanding of this family. He did not get into the Medici after the first official Duke, instead spent way too much time on unrelated luminaries of the time. He wrote of just a handful of the family, not even touching on some of the more colorful Dukes. My advice, don't waste your time.
Brooktroutfisher More than 1 year ago
This is a shallow overview of the rise of the Medici family and the role they played in supporting the Renaissance, written at the 8th - 10th grade level. If you are looking for a general overview this book may be of interest but if you are looking for depth this is not the book. Also, the publishers did not change the text from British to American English so you are constantly annoyed by the use of whilst and amongst, and especially annoying was the use of the term exchequer rather than the American treasury. This may be quaint but it is grating to the American ear.