Merchant Of Prato

Merchant Of Prato

by Iris Origo

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Merchant Of Prato by Iris Origo

Francesco di Marco Datini, the 14th-century Tuscan merchant who forms the subject of the Marchesa Origo's study, has now probably become the most intimately accessible figure of the later-Middle Ages. In 1870 the whole astonishing cache, containing some 150,000 letters and great numbers of business documents, came to light. The Marchesa Origo has drawn on this material to paint, in detail, a picture of Italian domestic life on the eve of the Renaissance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140172188
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 05/30/2006
Edition description: New
Pages: 400

About the Author

Iris Origo, the Marchesa Origo (1902-1988) was an American writer who lived in Italy. Her other books include Leopardi and The Last Attachment.

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