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Old December 11th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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Books on Lorenzo de' Medici?


Can someone recommend me a good book on Lorenzo or Medicis in general.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 02:29 AM   #2

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The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici: Amazon.co.uk: Christopher Hibbert: Books
The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici: Amazon.co.uk: Christopher Hibbert: Books


I've got an old copy of this but haven't got round to reading it yet.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 06:17 AM   #4
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Thanks!
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Star of Genoa provived you with an excellent list!

I might add:
Laurent le Magnifique(French original title) by Ivan Cloulas ( a Renaissance expert who also wrote a volume on Catherine de Medici)

I greatly enjoyed the work, not only for the biography itself, but also for the chapters dealing with the commercial success of Lorenzo's ancestors (you can really understand how their system worked) and with the various figures that formed his retinue.
I also appreciated the book for the artistic material(it contains most of Lorenzo's own poems as well as the history behind the most important Renaissance masterpieces created during his rule)
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Can someone recommend me a good book on Lorenzo or Medicis in general.
It should be asked, is this for homework?
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Old December 12th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #7
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No just for fun.

Thanks M.E.T.H.O.D
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