The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall

The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall by Christopher Hibbert 0688053394 9780688053390
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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 Tuchmans Hibbert delves into the lives of the Medici family, whose legacy of increasing self-indulgence and sexual dalliance eventually led to its self-destruction. With twenty-four pages of black-and-white illustrations, this timeless saga is one of Quills strongest-selling paperbacks.

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 364

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Publication Date: 1999-05-19


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