The Resource Inheritance of power : the House of Medici, Edward Charles., (ebook)

Inheritance of power : the House of Medici, Edward Charles., (ebook)

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Inheritance of power : the House of Medici
Title
Inheritance of power
Title remainder
the House of Medici
Statement of responsibility
Edward Charles.
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Language
eng
Summary
Ever-loyal Maddalena, a diminutive, blue-eyed, black slave, has borne Cosimo de' Medici a son and seen him rise to the position of cardinal. Now, late in life, she finds herself committed to a convent, as part of a scheme to protect the Medici bank from ruin by Cosimo's sons, by hiding a fortune in gold for Cosimo's grandson, Lorenzo, to inherit. But as the months go by, and the gold does not appear, her faith in Cosimo begins to wane, and with it, her confidence in her own worth. Has she been duped? Approaching old age, she finds in the abbess a confessor, which enables her to share her true story and perhaps, at the same time, convince herself that her life has been worthwhile. But the abbess, too, has objectives of her own, and the two of them may not be on the same side. Edward Charles presents us here with the intrigue, glamour, wealth, and deception of fifteenth-century Florence. One woman's devotion forms the foundation upon which the famed Medici bank was built. The largest and most respected financial institution in Europe in it's prime, it came to represent the might of the influential Medici clan, a family of great power, borne of Italy's gold; a family who scaled the very heights of human grandeur but was to suffer through one of the most catastrophic financial crashes of early banking
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1941-
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Charles, Edward
Dewey number
823.92
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Medici, House of
  • Medici, Cosimo de'
  • Mistresses
  • Older women
  • Abbesses, Christian
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Banks and banking
  • Electronic books
  • Florence (Italy)
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adult
Label
Inheritance of power : the House of Medici, Edward Charles., (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781629149943
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12354175
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remote
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MWT12354175
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Inheritance of power : the House of Medici, Edward Charles., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781629149943
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12354175
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12354175
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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