The House of Medici by Christopher Hibbert audiobook

The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall

By Christopher Hibbert
Read by Michael Page

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665291934

  • ISBN: 9781665291927

  • ISBN: 9781665291941

Runtime: 11.28 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

At its height, Renaissance Florence was a center of enormous wealth, power, and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its often bloody political scene was dominated by rich mercantile families, the most famous of which were the Medici. This enthralling book charts the family's huge influence on the political, economic and cultural history of Florence. Beginning in the early 1430s with the rise of the dynasty under the near-legendary Cosimo de Medici, it moves through their golden era as patrons of some of the most remarkable artists and architects of the Renaissance, to the era of the Medici Popes and Grand Dukes, Florence's slide into decay and bankruptcy, and the end, in 1737, of the Medici line.

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A superb introduction to the history and arts created by one man's greed. Books for Breakfast

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Author Bio: Christopher Hibbert

Author Bio: Christopher Hibbert

Christopher Hibbert (born Arthur Raymond Hibbert) MC (5 March 1924 – 21 December 2008), was an English writer, historian and biographer. He has been called “a pearl of biographers” (New Statesman) and “probably the most widely-read popular historian of our time and undoubtedly one of the most prolific” (The Times).

Hibbert was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of many books, including The Story of England, Disraeli, Edward VII, George IV, The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, and Cavaliers and Roundheads.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 11.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English