Originally published in 1978 this book assesses the Medici achievements as they appear to the 21st Century reader. As well as discussing individuals from the Medici clan, Medicean politics, bloodshed and conspiracies are also examined and relations with the other city states. Much of the material is based upon Medici archives and helps to provide a distinctive view of the Medici mystique.

chapter |7 pages


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chapter 1|11 pages

The Counting-House

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chapter 2|15 pages

Giovanni de’ Bicci and Cosimo

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chapter 3|11 pages

Piero and Lorenzo’s Succession

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chapter 4|13 pages

The Rule of the Magnificent

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chapter 5|13 pages

Angelo Poliziano

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chapter 6|9 pages

Pico Della Mirandola

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chapter 7|14 pages

The Medici Poets

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chapter 8|9 pages

The Medici Artists (I)

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chapter 9|8 pages

The Medici Artists (II)

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chapter 10|11 pages

Girolamo Savonarola

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