Medici Money

Banking, metaphysics and art in fifteenth-century Florence

Tim Parks
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Their name is a byword for wealth and power but before their renown as art patrons and princes, the Medici built their fortune on banking. Tim Parks tells the fascinating, frequently bloody, story of the family and the dramatic development and collapse of their bank

In a brisk and witty narrative, Tim Parks uncovers the intrigues, dodges and moral qualities that gave the Medici their edge. Vividly evoking the richness of the Renaissance and the Medici's glittering circle, replete with artists, popes and kings, Medici Money is a brilliant look into the origins of modern banking and its troubled relationship with art and religion.

Author bio:

Tim Parks has lived in Italy since 1981. He is the author of eleven novels, three accounts of life in Italy, two collections of essays and many translations of Italian writers.

Category: History
ISBN: 9781861977571
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Profile Trade
Pub Date: July 2006
Page Extent: 288
Format: Paperback - B format
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Subject: History