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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 21 April 2016
  • ISBN : 9781448182084
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 voters

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‘A spectacular, elegant, brilliant portrait of skulduggery, murder and sex in Renaissance Florence’ Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard, Books of the Year 1531 – after years of brutal war and political intrigue, the bastard son of a Medici Duke and a ‘half-negro’ maidservant rides into Florence. Within a year, he rules the city as its Prince. Backed by the Pope and his future father-in-law the Holy Roman Emperor, the nineteen-year-old Alessandro faces down bloody family rivalry and the scheming hostility of Italy’s oligarchs to reassert the Medicis’ faltering grip on the turbulent city-state. Six years later, as he awaits an adulterous liaison, he will be murdered by his cousin in another man’s bed. ‘Nothing in sixteenth-century history is more astonishing’ Hilary Mantel

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The Black Prince of Florence

The Black Prince of Florence
  • Author : Catherine Fletcher
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781448182084
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‘A spectacular, elegant, brilliant portrait of skulduggery, murder and sex in Renaissance Florence’ Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard, Books of the Year 1531 – after years of brutal war and political intrigue, the bastard son of a Medici Duke and a ‘half-negro’ maidservant rides into Florence. Within a year, he rules the city as its Prince. Backed by the Pope and his future father-in-law the Holy Roman Emperor, the nineteen-year-old Alessandro faces down bloody family rivalry and the scheming hostility of Italy’

The Black Prince of Florence

The Black Prince of Florence
  • Author : Catherine Fletcher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • ISBN : 9780190612726
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Family tree -- Glossary of names -- Timeline -- Map -- A note on money -- Prologue -- Book one: The bastard son -- Book two: The obedient nephew -- Book three: The prince alone -- Afterword: Alessandro's ethnicity.

The Black Prince of Florence

The Black Prince of Florence
  • Author : Catherine Fletcher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-01
  • ISBN : 9780190612740
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Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. When Alessandro's noble father died of syphilis, the family looked to him. Groomed for power, he carved a path through the backstabbing world of Italian politics

A History of Florence, 1200 - 1575

A History of Florence, 1200 - 1575
  • Author : John M. Najemy
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781405178464
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In this history of Florence, distinguished historian John Najemy discusses all the major developments in Florentine history from 1200 to 1575. Captures Florence's transformation from a medieval commune into an aristocratic republic, territorial state, and monarchy Weaves together intellectual, cultural, social, economic, religious, and political developments Academically rigorous yet accessible and appealing to the general reader Likely to become the standard work on Renaissance Florence for years to come

The Beauty and the Terror

The Beauty and the Terror
  • Author : Catherine Fletcher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-08
  • ISBN : 9780190908508
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A new account of the birth of the West through its birthplace--Renaissance Italy The period between 1492--resonant for a number of reasons--and 1571, when the Ottoman navy was defeated in the Battle of Lepanto, embraces what we know as the Renaissance, one of the most dynamic and creatively explosive epochs in world history. Here is the period that gave rise to so many great artists and figures, and which by its connection to its classical heritage enabled a redefinition, even reinvention,

The Divorce of Henry VIII

The Divorce of Henry VIII
  • Author : Catherine Fletcher
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-02-07
  • ISBN : 9781448156221
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‘An eye-opening book, an intricate and fascinating story’ Hilary Mantel 1527. Henry, desperate to marry Anne Boleyn and ensure the Tudor line asks Pope Clement VII to grant him a divorce. Enter Gregorio Casali, an Italian diplomat hired to represent Henry’s interests in the Vatican. Through six years of persuasion, threats and bribery Casali lives by his wits, playing off one powerful patron against another, negotiating with ambassadors from Spain, France and beyond, each crowding the Vatican to press their

The Enchantress of Florence

The Enchantress of Florence
  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • ISBN : 9780307371669
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A tall, yellow-haired young European traveller calling himself “Mogor dell’Amore,” the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital. The stranger claims to be the child of a lost Mughal princess, the youngest sister of Akbar’s grandfather Babar: Qara Köz, ‘Lady Black Eyes’, a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, who is taken

History Of Florence And The Affairs Of Italy

History Of Florence And The Affairs Of Italy
  • Author : Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-05-06
  • ISBN : 9781447497431
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This fascinating book contains an extensive history of Italy, from about mid 5th century to mid 15th century, with the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent. This book is predominantly a political history of the country, and is highly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the subject.

Black Africans in Renaissance Europe

Black Africans in Renaissance Europe
  • Author : Thomas Foster Earle,T. F. Earle,Earle, Thomas Foster Earle,K. J. P. Lowe,Senior Lecturer in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies K J P Lowe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-05-26
  • ISBN : 0521815827
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Magnifico

Magnifico
  • Author : Miles Unger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780743254342
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Recounts the life of Lorenzo de' Medici, the Florentine banker, statesman, and arts patron, and includes his competitive and at times violent career in politics.

Florence

Florence
  • Author : Christopher Hibbert
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2004-03-25
  • ISBN : 9780141926247
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This book is as captivating as the city itself. Hibbert's gift is weaving political, social and art history into an elegantly readable and marvellously lively whole. The author's book on Florence will also be at once a history and a guide book and will be enhanced by splendid photographs and illustrations and line drawings which will describe all teh buildings and treasures of the city.

The Black Prince of Florence

The Black Prince of Florence
  • Author : Catherine Fletcher
  • Publisher : Vintage Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-20
  • ISBN : 0099586940
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'A spectacular, elegant, brilliant portrait of skulduggery, murder and sex in Renaissance Florence' Simon Sebag Montefiore,Evening Standard, Books of the Year1531 - after years of brutal war and political intrigue, the bastard son of a Medici Duke and a 'half-negro' maidservant rides into Florence. Within a year, he rules the city as its Prince. Backed by the Pope and his future father-in-law the Holy Roman Emperor, the nineteen-year-old Alessandro faces down bloody family rivalry and the scheming hostility of

Il Decameron

Il Decameron
  • Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1703
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590095853
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Machiavelli

Machiavelli
  • Author : Robert Black
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-20
  • ISBN : 9781317699583
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Machiavelli is history's most startling political commentator. Recent interpreters have minimised his originality, but this book restores his radicalism. Robert Black shows a clear development in Machiavelli's thought. In his most subversive works The Prince, the Discourses on Livy, The Ass and Mandragola he rejected the moral and political values inherited by the Renaissance from antiquity and the middle ages. These outrageous compositions were all written in mid-life, when Machiavelli was a political outcast in his native Florence. Later he

Death in Florence

Death in Florence
  • Author : Paul Strathern
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-08-15
  • ISBN : 9781605988276
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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