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The Resource Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence, Tim Parks

Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence, Tim Parks

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Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence
Title
Medici money
Title remainder
banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence
Statement of responsibility
Tim Parks
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Their name is a byword for immense wealth and power, but before their renown as art patrons and noblemen, the Medicis built their fortune on banking. Banking in the fifteenth century, even at the height of the Renaissance, meant running afoul of the Catholic Church's prohibition against usury. It required more than merely financial skills to make a profit, and the legendary Medicis--most famously Cosimo and Lorenzo ("the Magnificent")--were masterly at the political, diplomatic, military, and even metaphysical tools that were needed to maintain their family's position. Parks uncovers the intrigues, dodges, and moral qualities that gave the Medicis their edge. Evoking the richness of the Florentine Renaissance and the Medicis' glittering circle, replete with artists, popes, and kings, Medici Money is a look into the origins of modern banking and its troubled relationship with art and religion--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parks, Tim
Dewey number
332.1/0945/09024
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
HG3090.F562
LC item number
P37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Enterprise
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medici, House of
  • Medici, House of
  • Medici, House of
  • Medici
  • Banks and banking
  • Art, Italian
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Artists and patrons
  • Art, Italian
  • Art patronage
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Artists and patrons
  • Banks and banking
  • Italy
  • Banken (financiële instellingen)
  • Florence
  • Bankgeschäft
  • Kreditmarkt
  • Kreditwesen
  • Mäzenatentum
  • Florenz
Label
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence, Tim Parks
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Publication
Note
"Atlas Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
With Usura -- The art of exchange -- The rise to power -- "The secret things of our town" -- Blue blood and white elephants -- The magnificent decline
Control code
ocm57319704
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780393328455
Lccn
2004030516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, 1 genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57319704
  • (OCoLC)57319704
Label
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence, Tim Parks
Publication
Note
"Atlas Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
With Usura -- The art of exchange -- The rise to power -- "The secret things of our town" -- Blue blood and white elephants -- The magnificent decline
Control code
ocm57319704
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780393328455
Lccn
2004030516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, 1 genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57319704
  • (OCoLC)57319704

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