The Medici Women

The Medici Women
Author: Natalie R. Tomas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351885820
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medici Women Book Excerpt:

The Medici Women is a study of the women of the famous Medici family of Florence in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Natalie Tomas examines critically the changing contribution of the women in the Medici family to the eventual success of the Medici regime and their exercise of power within it; and contributes to our historical understanding of how women were able to wield power in late medieval and early modern Italy and Europe. Tomas takes a feminist approach that examines the experience of the Medici women within a critical framework of gender analysis, rather than biography. Using the relationship between gender and power as a vantage point, she analyzes the Medici women's uses of power and influence over time. She also analyzes the varied contemporary reactions to and representation of that power, and the manner in which the women's actions in the political sphere changed over the course of the century between republican and ducal rule (1434-1537). The narrative focuses especially on how women were able to exercise power, the constraints placed upon them, and how their gender intersected with the exercise of power and influence. Keeping the historiography to a minimum and explaining all unfamiliar Italian terms, Tomas makes her narrative clear and accessible to non-specialists; thus The Medici Women appeals to scholars of women's studies across disciplines and geographical boundaries.

God and Money

God and Money
Author: Richard Fremantle
Publsiher: Olschki
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Medici

The Medici
Author: Paul Strathern
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Florence (Italy)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medici Book Excerpt:

Spanning four centuries, "The Medici" is the story of the astonishing rise and fall of one of the most extraordinary and influential families in the history of Europe - Following their fortunes from lowly beginnings to the rise of their banking network and political ascendancy, and on to their decline, this is a magnificent tale of ambition and honour, power and patronage.

The Medici Michelangelo the Art of Late Renaissance Florence

The Medici  Michelangelo    the Art of Late Renaissance Florence
Author: Cristina Acidini,Cristina Acidini Luchinat,Palazzo Strozzi,Art Institute of Chicago,Palazzo Strozzi (Florence, Italie).,Detroit Institute of Arts,Art institute (Chicago, Ill.).,Marco Chiarini
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN: 9780300094954
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medici Michelangelo the Art of Late Renaissance Florence Book Excerpt:

"Publisdhed in conjuntion with the exhibition: Magnificenza! the Medici, Michelangelo, & the Art of Late Renaissance Florence (In Italy, L'Ombra del genio: Michelangelo e l'arte a Firenze, 1538-1631) ..."--Title page verso.

Lorenzo de Medici

Lorenzo de   Medici
Author: Lee Hancock
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2004-12-15
ISBN: 9781404203150
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lorenzo de Medici Book Excerpt:

Presents the life and accomplishments of the fifteenth-century ruler of Florence who was renowned for his passion for the arts, and who sponsored Michelangelo.

The Building of Renaissance Florence

The Building of Renaissance Florence
Author: Richard A. Goldthwaite
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 1982-10
ISBN: 9780801829772
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Building of Renaissance Florence Book Excerpt:

Patrons - The Guilds - Strozzi family - Succhielli family.

Daily Life in Florence

Daily Life in Florence
Author: J. Lucas-Dubreton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN: 1000021831
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Life in Florence Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 1960, paints a picture of what life was like in Renaissance Florence. It examines private and public life of Florentine citizens, governance and defence; the life of women; domestic arrangements; ritual and ceremony, siege and plague.

Cosimo De Medici and the Florentine Renaissance

Cosimo De  Medici and the Florentine Renaissance
Author: Dale V. Kent
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2000
ISBN: 0300081286
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosimo De Medici and the Florentine Renaissance Book Excerpt:

"Cosimo de'Medici (1389-1464), the fabulously wealthy banker who became the leading citizen of Florence in the fifteenth century, spent lavishly as the city's most important patron of art and literature. This book is the first comprehensive examination of the whole body of works of art and architecture commissioned by Cosimo and his sons. By looking closely at this spectacular group of commissions, we gain an entirely new picture of their patron, and of the patron's point of view. Recurrent themes in the commissions - from Fra Angelico's San Marco altarpiece to the Medici palace - indicate the main interests to which Cosimo's patronage gave visual expression. Dale Kent offers new insights and perspectives on the individual objects comprising the Medici oeuvre by setting them within the context of civic and popular culture in early Renaissance Florence, and of Cosimo's life as the leader of the Medici lineage and the dominant force in the governing elite." "From the wealth of available documentation illuminating Cosimo de'Medici's life, the author considers how his own experience influenced his patronage; how the culture of Renaissance Florence provided a common idiom for the patron, his artists, and his audience; what he preferred and intended as a patron; and how focussing on his patronage of art alters the image of him that is based on his roles as banker and politician. Cosimo was as much a product as a shaper of Florentine society, Kent concludes. She identifies civic patriotism and devotion as the main themes of his oeuvre and argues that religious imperatives may well have been more important than political ones in shaping the art for which he was responsible and its reception."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A Medici in Love Francesco I In Renaissance Florence

A Medici in Love  Francesco I In Renaissance Florence
Author: Stefano Corazzini
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9788840400891
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Medici in Love Francesco I In Renaissance Florence Book Excerpt:

Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence

Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence
Author: Lia Markey
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN: 0271078243
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence Book Excerpt:

The first full-length study of the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence demonstrates that the Medici grand dukes of Florence were not only great patrons of artists but also early conservators of American culture. In collecting New World objects such as featherwork, codices, turquoise, and live plants and animals, the Medici grand dukes undertook a “vicarious conquest” of the Americas. As a result of their efforts, Renaissance Florence boasted one of the largest collections of objects from the New World as well as representations of the Americas in a variety of media. Through a close examination of archival sources, including inventories and Medici letters, Lia Markey uncovers the provenance, history, and meaning of goods from and images of the Americas in Medici collections, and she shows how these novelties were incorporated into the culture of the Florentine court. More than just a study of the discoveries themselves, this volume is a vivid exploration of the New World as it existed in the minds of the Medici and their contemporaries. Scholars of Italian and American art history will especially welcome and benefit from Markey’s insight.

Renaissance Florence

Renaissance Florence
Author: Roger J Crum,Roger J. Crum,John T. Paoletti
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2006-04-03
ISBN: 0521846935
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renaissance Florence Book Excerpt:

An examination of the social history of Florence from the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries.

Women Patronage and Salvation in Renaissance Florence

 Women  Patronage  and Salvation in Renaissance Florence
Author: Stefanie Solum
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351536508
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Patronage and Salvation in Renaissance Florence Book Excerpt:

Long obfuscated by modern definitions of historical evidence and art patronage, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de? Medici?s impact on the visual world of her time comes to light in this book, the first full-length scholarly argument for a lay woman?s contributions to the visual arts of fifteenth-century Florence. This focused investigation of the Medici family?s domestic altarpiece, Filippo Lippi?s Adoration of the Christ Child, is broad in its ramifications. Mapping out the cultural network of gender, piety, and power in which Lippi?s painting was originally embedded, author Stefanie Solum challenges the received wisdom that women played little part in actively shaping visual culture during the Florentine Quattrocento. She uses visual evidence never before brought to bear on the topic to reveal that Lucrezia Tornabuoni - shrewd power-broker, pious poetess, and mother of the 'Magnificent' Lorenzo de? Medici - also had a profound impact on the visual arts. Lucrezia emerges as a fascinating key to understanding the ways in which female lay religiosity created the visual world of Renaissance Florence. The Medici case study establishes, at long last, a robust historical basis for the assertion of women?s agency and patronage in the deeply patriarchal and artistically dynamic society of Quattrocento Florence. As such, it offers a new paradigm for the understanding, and future study, of female patronage during this period.

Renaissance Florence Updated Edition

Renaissance Florence  Updated Edition
Author: Gene Brucker
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1983-04-08
ISBN: 9780520046955
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renaissance Florence Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the city of Florence experienced the most creative period in her entire history. This book is an in-depth analysis of that dynamic community, focusing primarily on the years 1380-1450 in an examination of the city's physical character, its economic and social structure and developments, its political and religious life, and its cultural achievement. For this edition, Mr. Brucker has added Notes on Florentine Scholarship and a Bibliographical Supplement.

The Rise and Decline of the Medici Bank 1397 1494

The Rise and Decline of the Medici Bank  1397 1494
Author: Raymond De Roover
Publsiher: Beard Books
Total Pages: 544
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781893122321
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise and Decline of the Medici Bank 1397 1494 Book Excerpt:

A classic history of banking and trade in the medieval period, combining superb research and analysis with graceful writing. The Medici Bank was the most powerful banking house of the 15th century. Headquartered in Florence, Italy, it established branches in Rome, Venice, Geneva, Lyons, Bruges, London, and many other cities. The bank served as financial agent of the Church, extended credit to monarchs, and facilitated international trade in Western Europe. By their personal influence and the use of their profits, the owners and administrators of the bank contributed significantly to the development of Florence as the greatest center of the Renaissance.

A History of the Medici

A History of the Medici
Author: Edgcumbe Staley
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2015-01-18
ISBN: 9781507613917
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Medici Book Excerpt:

Most historians credit the city-state of Florence as the place that started and developed the Italian Renaissance, a process carried out through the patronage and commission of artists during the late 12th century. If Florence is receiving its due credit, much of it belongs to the Medicis, the family dynasty of Florence that ruled at the height of the Renaissance. The dynasty held such influence that some of its family members even became Pope. Among all of the Medicis, its most famous member ruled during the Golden Age of Florence at the apex of the Renaissance's artistic achievements. Lorenzo de Medici, commonly referred to as Lorenzo the Magnificent, was groomed both intellectually and politically to rule Venice, and he took the reins of power at just 20 years old. Of all the fields that were advanced during the Renaissance, the period's most famous works were art, with iconic paintings like Leonardo's Mona Lisa and timeless sculptures like Michelangelo's David. Thus it is fitting that both Leonardo and Michelangelo were at times members of Lorenzo's court, and the Florentian ruler, who also considered himself an artist and poet, became known for securing commissions for the most famous artists of the age, including the aforementioned legends, Piero and Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Andrea del Verrocchio, Sandro Botticelli and Domenico Ghirlandaio. When Lorenzo died in April 1492, he was buried in a chapel designed by Michelangelo. From the intro: "The origin of the Medici family is lost in the mists of the Middle Ages, and, only here and there, can the historian gain glimpses of the lives of early forbears. Still, there is sufficient data, to be had for the digging, upon which to transcribe, inferentially at least, an interesting narrative. Away towards the end of the twelfth century, - exact dates are wholly beside the mark - there dwelt, under the shadow of one of the rugged castles of the robber-captains of the Mugello in Tuscany, a hard-working and trustworthy bonds-man - one Chiarissimo - "Old Honesty," as we may call him. He was married to an excellent helpmeet, and was by his lord permitted to till a small piece of land and rear his family."

Renaissance Florence

Renaissance Florence
Author: Patricia Lee Rubin,Alison Wright,Nicholas Penny,National Gallery (Great Britain)
Publsiher: National Gallery Publications Limited
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781857092660
Category: Art and society
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renaissance Florence Book Excerpt:

"The 1470s - the decade of Lorenzo de'Medici's rise to power - was a remarkable moment in Florence's history. It was a time of intense activity for the city's creative workforce. Beauty had long been an intrinsic part of the city's identity and prestige, and rich and powerful Florentine families saw cultivation of the visual arts as an essential way to assert their influence, commissioning artists and craftsmen to create impressive paintings, objects and monuments to enhance their status." "Published to accompany a major exhibition at the National Gallery, London, this illustrated volume offers an introduction to the principal patrons, projects and artistic personalities within Florence during this period. It concentrates on the activities of the leading artists - Andrea del Verrocchio, Antonio and Piero del Pollaiuolo, Sandro Botticelli, Filippino Lippi and the young Leonardo da Vinci - illustrating their special contributions and highlighting their differences, common sources, ambitions and responses to each other."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The World of Renaissance Florence

The World of Renaissance Florence
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Giunti Editore
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9788809013490
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Renaissance Florence Book Excerpt:

Arte, politica, vita quotidiana nella culla del Rinascimento italiano. Dallo splendore dei Medici ai grandi maestri d'arte quali Botticelli, Michelangelo e Leonardo, il ritratto, interamente in inglese, di una città che ha cambiato la storia del mondo: Firenze.

The Medici Project

The Medici Project
Author: Zachary Elliott
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN: 0359903312
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medici Project Book Excerpt:

Dr. Michael Rabens, a high-class bookworm with an IQ of 160, has just received a doctorate in art history from Princeton. With a love for architecture and history, and a deep desire to discover truth, the sophisticated graduate begins his very own research expedition in Rome, a region rife with social and political conflicts. There he makes a sudden surprising discovery: a series of letters describing a mysterious project in Renaissance Florence, commissioned by the powerful Medici family. But when the letters are stolen by an unlikely enemy, he finds himself at the center of a dangerous plot. After being rescued by renegade spies, he must work to stop the plot from happening, using his knowledge of architecture and history to unearth the Medici Project before its contents end up in enemy hands. Yet Dr. Rabens soon realizes his book knowledge can only get him so far, as he must find the courage to confront his own fears.

Lorenzo Dei Medici and Renaissance Italy

Lorenzo Dei Medici and Renaissance Italy
Author: Cecilia Mary Ady
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1955
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Renaissance
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lorenzo Dei Medici and Renaissance Italy Book Excerpt:

Pazzi conspiracy - Medici circle - Florence and the Italian renaissance - Medici bank.

Death in Florence

Death in Florence
Author: Paul Strathern
Publsiher: Pegasus Books
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 9781681772301
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in Florence Book Excerpt:

By the end of the fifteenth century, Florence was well established as the home of the Renaissance. As generous patrons to the likes of Botticelli and Michelangelo, the ruling Medici embodied the progressive humanist spirit of the age, and in Lorenzo de' Medici they possessed a diplomat capable of guarding the militarily weak city in a climate of constantly shifting allegiances. In Savonarola, an unprepossessing provincial monk, Lorenzo found his nemesis. Filled with Old Testament fury, Savonarola's sermons reverberated among a disenfranchised population, who preferred medieval Biblical certainties to the philosophical interrogations and intoxicating surface glitter of the Renaissance. The battle between these two men would be a fight to the death, a series of sensational events—invasions, trials by fire, the 'Bonfire of the Vanities', terrible executions and mysterious deaths—featuring a cast of the most important and charismatic Renaissance figures.In an exhilaratingly rich and deeply researched story, Paul Strathern reveals the paradoxes, self-doubts, and political compromises that made the battle for the soul of the Renaissance city one of the most complex and important moments in Western history.