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The Resource The Family Medici : the hidden history of the Medici dynasty, Mary Hollingsworth, (CD)

The Family Medici : the hidden history of the Medici dynasty, Mary Hollingsworth, (CD)

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The Family Medici : the hidden history of the Medici dynasty
Title
The Family Medici
Title remainder
the hidden history of the Medici dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Mary Hollingsworth
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Having founded the bank that became the most powerful in Europe in the fifteenth century, the Medici gained massive political power in Florence, raising the city to a peak of cultural achievement and becoming its hereditary dukes. Among their number were no fewer than three popes and a powerful and influential queen of France. Their influence brought about an explosion of Florentine art and architecture - Michelangelo, Donatello, Fra Angelico, and Leonardo were among the artists patronized by the Medici. Thus runs the "accepted view" of the House of Medici. However, Mary Hollingsworth argues that the idea that the Medici were enlightened rulers of the Renaissance is a fiction that has now acquired the status of historical fact. In truth, the Medici were as devious and immoral as the Borgias - tyrants loathed in the city they illegally made their own. In this dynamic new history, Hollingsworth argues that past narratives have focused on a sanitized view of the Medici - wise rulers, enlightened patrons of the arts, and fathers of the Renaissance - but that "in fact" their past was reinvented in the sixteenth century, mythologized by later generations of Medici who used this as propaganda for their legacy. Hollingsworth's revelatory retelling of the story of the family Medici bridges a fresh and exhilarating new perspective to the story behind the most powerful family of the Italian Renaissance
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KCK
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Hollingsworth, Mary,
Dewey number
945/.505
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
DG737.42
LC item number
.H75 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Anne Flosnik
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Flosnik, Anne,
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  • Medici, House of
  • Renaissance
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The Family Medici : the hidden history of the Medici dynasty, Mary Hollingsworth, (CD)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio discs (13 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781977305503
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781977305503
Publisher number
DD36980
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1032303945
  • (OCoLC)1032303945
  • 2434454
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Family Medici : the hidden history of the Medici dynasty, Mary Hollingsworth, (CD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio discs (13 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781977305503
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781977305503
Publisher number
DD36980
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1032303945
  • (OCoLC)1032303945
  • 2434454
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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