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The Medici

"The House of Medici or Famiglia de' Medici (/mdti/ MED-i-chee; Italian pronunciation: [de m?diti]) was a political dynasty, banking family and later royal house that first began to gather prominence under Cosimo de' Medici in the Republic of Florence during the late 14th century.&quo...

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Main Author: Schevill, Ferdinand, 1868-1954.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Harper, 1960.
Physical Description: xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Reprint. Originally published: New York ; Harcourt, Brace, 1949.
Edition: 1st Harper Torchbook ed.
Series: Harper torchbooks. Academy library.
Table of Contents:
  • Origin and growth of the Commune of Florence: From dependence to independence
  • The independent republic: From the ordinances of justice to the rise of the Medici
  • The pre-Medicean stages of the Florentine culture
  • The rise of Cosimo
  • The rule of Cosimo
  • Cosimo as patron of letters and art
  • The rule of Peiro
  • The rule of Lorenzo through the Pazzi Conspiracy
  • The rule of Lorenzo from the Pazzi Conspiracy to his death
  • Lorenzo as humanist, poet, patron, and ruler
  • The overthrow of Piero II followed by the Republican Interlude of 1494-1512
  • The rule of Pope Leo X
  • The rule of Pope Clement VII including the Republican Interlude of 1527-1530
  • The rule of Alessandro, first and last Duke of Florence of the older Medicean line.