The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall
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. With twenty-four pages of black-and-white illustrations, this timeless saga is one of Quill's strongest-selling paperbacks.
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Review: The House of Medici: Its Rise and FallUser Review - Glenn Robinson - Goodreads
I have to believe that the family is more profound than this book lets on. The book does cover many centuries and covers one family member per chapter, so I do have to give it to the author for ... Read full review
Review: The House of Medici: Its Rise and FallUser Review - J. Kirsch - Goodreads
This engaging book on the Medici family's political struggles is well-written overall, with some extremely engrossing figures portrayed. The only criticism is that the author sometimes goes off on ... Read full review