The Resource Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence, Tim Parks

Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence, Tim Parks

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Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence
Title
Medici money
Title remainder
banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence
Statement of responsibility
Tim Parks
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Their name is a byword for immense wealth and power, but before their renown as art patrons and noblemen, the Medicis built their fortune on banking. Banking in the fifteenth century, even at the height of the Renaissance, meant running afoul of the Catholic Church's prohibition against usury. It required more than merely financial skills to make a profit, and the legendary Medicis--most famously Cosimo and Lorenzo ("the Magnificent")--were masterly at the political, diplomatic, military, and even metaphysical tools that were needed to maintain their family's position. Parks uncovers the intrigues, dodges, and moral qualities that gave the Medicis their edge. Evoking the richness of the Florentine Renaissance and the Medicis' glittering circle, replete with artists, popes, and kings, Medici Money is a look into the origins of modern banking and its troubled relationship with art and religion. --From publisher description
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JBO
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Parks, Tim
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Enterprise
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  • Medici, House of
  • Medici, House of
  • Banks and banking
  • Art, Italian
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Artists and patrons
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Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence, Tim Parks
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Publication
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"Atlas Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-253) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 273 p.
Isbn
9780393328455
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, geneal. table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)72680589
  • (OCoLC)72680589
Label
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence, Tim Parks
Publication
Note
"Atlas Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-253) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 273 p.
Isbn
9780393328455
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, geneal. table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)72680589
  • (OCoLC)72680589

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