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“A Luxurious Look...”

This overview of Italy’s preeminent family is a luxurious look at what it takes to build a legacy - & how easy it is to self-destruct.
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It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global power center, and then lost it all.

The House of Medici picks up where Barbara Tuchman's Hibbert delves into the lives of the Medici family, whose legacy of increasing self-indulgence and sexual dalliance eventually led to its self-destruction.

Topics: Florence, Italy, Tuscany, France, The Renaissance, Medieval Period, Art & Artists, Royalty, Family, Catholicism, Wealth, Politics, The Pope, Western Civilization, Rome, British Author, and Inheritance

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ISBN: 9780062228192
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