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The last Medici

Harold Mario Mitchell Acton

The last Medici

by Harold Mario Mitchell Acton

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Published by Methuen, Barnes & Noble Books in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cosimo III, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, 1642-1723.,
  • Gian Gastone, Grand Duke of Tuscany, 1671-1737.,
  • Medici, House of.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Harold Acton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDG738.27 .A3 1973
    The Physical Object
    Pagination327 p.
    Number of Pages327
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5475481M
    ISBN 100064700089
    LC Control Number73178817

      In his remarkable account of the last Medici, famous aesthete and historian Harold Acton () takes up the causes which led to the disappearance of a house which has left indelible traces on the art, literature and commerce of the world; and his book was one of the first attempts to deal with this despotic dynasty in a scholarly and impartial spirit/5(18).   In his remarkable account of the last Medici, famous aesthete and historian Harold Acton () takes up the causes which led to the disappearance of a house which has left indelible traces on the art, literature and commerce of the world; and his book was one of the first attempts to deal with this despotic dynasty in a scholarly and impartial spirit/5(4).

      I recently visited Florence and was so charmed by the historical city that I picked up Hibbert's book upon my return. How I wished I had it while I was actually in Florence! Hibbert's account of the Medici - from Cosimo, Pater Patriae, to Anna Maria - the last of the Medici - was at times matter-of-fact, at times, greatly by: livesof theearlymedici astoldintheir correspondence translated&editedby janetross with12portraitsandfacsimiles london ghatto&windus File Size: 9MB.

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The Last Medici, at first blush, doesn't seem promising: once proud family brought low by a surfeit of heterosexual and homosexual acts (i.e., syphillis and sodomy). But Acton makes such material as fresh and exciting as a village dance on the green. He The last Medici book a certain fondness for his lovable rogues Cited by: 7.

In his remarkable account of the last Medici, famous aesthete and historian Harold Acton () takes up the causes which led to the disappearance of a house which has left indelible traces on the art, literature and commerce of the world; and his book was one of the first attempts to deal with this despotic dynasty in a scholarly and impartial /5.

In his remarkable account of the last Medici, famous aesthete and historian Harold Acton () takes up the causes which led to the disappearance of a house which has left indelible traces on the art, literature and commerce of the world; and his book was one of the first attempts to deal with this despotic dynasty in a scholarly and impartial spirit/5(4).

“Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici” by Antonio FranchiPalazzo Pitti Written by Marisa Garreffa She was the last living descendant of the Medici’s ruling line, and the powerhouse whose Family Pact ensured that the Medici family legacy would remain in Florence for all time.

The Medici Family - HISTORY. The House of Medici picks up where Barbara Tuchman's Hibbert delves into the lives of the Medici family, The last Medici book legacy of increasing self-indulgence and sexual dalliance eventually led to its self-destruction.

With twenty-four pages of black-and-white illustrations, this timeless saga is one of Quill's strongest-selling paperbacks/5(16). After three seasons, Medici won't return for new episodes on final eight hitting Netflix on May 1 are the last of the Italian series that explored the lives of the powerful Medici Author: Martha Sorren.

The House of Medici (English: / ˈ m ɛ d ɪ tʃ i / MED-i-chee or UK: / m ə ˈ d iː tʃ i / mə-DEE-chee, Italian: [ˈmɛːditʃi]) was an Italian banking family and political dynasty that first began to gather prominence under Cosimo de' Medici in the Republic of Florence during the first half of the 15th century.

The family originated in the Mugello region of Tuscany, and prospered Country: Republic of Florence, Duchy of Florence. Gian Gastone de’ Medici () was the last heir of the Medici family who held a position of power in Florence.

As a young child, he was abandoned by his mother Marguerite Louise of France and neglected and ignored by his father Cosimo III and the rest of his family. This was a factor in his famously melancholy demeanor.

The authentic Medici bloodline is long dead: they went extinct in the s, the last man being Giangastone de Medici. His sister (Anna Maria Luisa if nemory serves) survived him for a few years, but couldnt't give birth to any heir.

After the Med. Gian Gastone depicts the last duke of the Medici dynasty. The reverse shows the coat of arms of the Tuscan harbor town of Livorno, a harbor fortification. The reason for the downfall of the Medici dynasty was simple: the male line became extinct – even though the second last grand duke, Cosimo III (), had fathered three Size: 1MB.

Last Medici. London, Methuen [©] (OCoLC) Named Person: Cosimo, Grand-Duke of Tuscany; Gian Gastone, Grand Duke of Tuscany; House of Medici; Cosimo, Grand-Duke of Tuscany; Gian Gastone, Grand Duke of Tuscany; House of Medici: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Harold Acton.

The story reminds us of Lorenzo the Magnificent (Italian: Lorenzo il Magnifico, –) as the greatest of the was a poet, humanist, skilled politician, writer, and patron of the arts. At the time of Lorenzo, the Medici overcame the opposition of the monk Savonarola and the famous Pazzi conspiracy () during which Lorenzo was wounded, and.

Biography Early years (–) On 24 Maythe first anniversary of his grandfather Ferdinando II's death, Giovanni Battista Gastone de' Medici was born in Florence to Grand Duke Cosimo III and Marguerite Louise d' derived his baptismal name, Giovanni Battista Gastone, from his maternal grandfather, Gaston, Duke of Orléans.

Cosimo and Marguerite Born: 24 MayPalazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany. Medici the Magnificent – Fact and fiction in the TV series. What is the series about. In a nutshell the series follows the events leading up to the Congiura dei Pazzi (The Pazzi Conspiracy) in At this time the enemies of the Medici, including the Pope himself, were uniting with the Pazzi family in a plot to murder the Medici brothers, Lorenzo and Giuliano.

Created by Nicholas Meyer, Frank Spotnitz. With Daniel Sharman, Alessandra Mastronardi, Synnove Karlsen, Sebastian De Souza. A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century.

Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly/10(K). This is something that I've been trying to find answer to for a while now. So, a common narrative about the WW2 Eastern Front goes like this: inthe Soviet Army was caught in transition and was poorly prepared for the war; in andthey gradually caught up with the Germans on operational and tactical levels; in andthe Soviet Army had complete supremacy.

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0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying. The last Medici by Harold Mario Mitchell Acton, Harold Acton; 6 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Medicine; People: Cosimo III Grand-Duke of Tuscany (), Gian Gastone Grand Duke of Tuscany (), House of Medici.

Here are some books that will help you understand them better. Paul Strathern, The Medici—Godfathers of the Renaissance (London, Pimlico, ), A dazzling history of the modest family which rose to become one of the most powerful in Europe, The Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, money and ambition.

Ellen Lloyd - - Whether in ancient or modern times, family feuds have always occurred and sometimes a small incident can ignite a fight that will last for generations. The rivalry between the Medici and Borgia, two of the most powerful families of Renaissance Italy was an interesting chapter in European history.The last Medici.

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