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Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence (Enterprise)

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Before they achieved renown as patrons of the arts and de facto rulers of Florence, the Medici family earned their fortune in banking. But even at the height of the Renaissance, charging interest of any kind meant running afoul of the Catholic Church's ban on usury. Tim Parks reveals how the legendary Medicis--Cosimo and Lorenzo "the Magnificent" in particular--used the diplomatic, military, and even metaphysical tools at hand, along with a healthy dose of intrigue and wit, to further their fortunes as well as their family's standing.

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"A swift and brilliant synthesis of finance, politics, and history."--Ben Sisario,

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Fascinating . . . elegantly told.

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Before they achieved renown as patrons of thearts and de facto rulers of Florence, the Medici family earned their fortune in banking. But evenat the height of the Renaissance, charginginterest of any kind meant running afoul of theCatholic Church's ban on usury. Tim Parksreveals how the legendary Medicis-Cosimo andLorenzo the Magnificent in particular-used the diplomatic, military, and even metaphysical tools at hand, along with a healthy dose of intrigueand wit, to further their fortunes as well astheir family's standing.

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Tim Parks, essayist, noted translator of Italian authors, and critic, is the author of eleven novels. He lives in Italy.

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ISBN:
9780393328455
Author:
Parks, Tim
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Parks, Timothy L.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Florence (Italy) History.
Subject:
Art, Italian -- Italy -- Florence.
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Edition Description:
W.W. Norton Paperback
Series:
Enterprise
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.7 in 0.46 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Before they achieved renown as patrons of thearts and de facto rulers of Florence, the Medici family earned their fortune in banking. But evenat the height of the Renaissance, charginginterest of any kind meant running afoul of theCatholic Church's ban on usury. Tim Parksreveals how the legendary Medicis-Cosimo andLorenzo the Magnificent in particular-used the diplomatic, military, and even metaphysical tools at hand, along with a healthy dose of intrigueand wit, to further their fortunes as well astheir family's standing.
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