The Black Prince of Florence

Written By Catherine Fletcher
The Black Prince of Florence
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 September 2016
  • ISBN : 019061272X
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Black Prince of Florence written by Catherine Fletcher which was release on 01 September 2016, this book published by Oxford University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: "Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. When Alessandro's noble father died of syphilis, the family looked to him. Groomed for power, he carved a path through the backstabbing world of Italian politics in a time when cardinals, popes, and princes vied for wealth and advantage. By the age of nineteen, he was prince of Florence, inheritor of the legacy of the grandest dynasty of the Italian Renaissance. Alessandro faced down family rivalry and enormous resistance from Florence's oligarchs, who called him a womanizer-which he undoubtedly was--and a tyrant. Yet this real-life counterpart to Machiavelli's Prince kept his grip on power until he was assassinated at the age of 26 during a late-night tryst arranged by his scheming cousins. After his death, his brief but colorful reign was criticized by those who had murdered him in a failed attempt to restore the Florentine republic. For the first time, the true story is told in The Black Prince of Florence. Catherine Fletcher tells the riveting tale of Alessandro's unexpected rise and spectacular fall, unraveling centuries-old mysteries, exposing forgeries, and bringing to life the epic personalities of the Medicis, Borgias, and others as they waged sordid campaigns to rise to the top. Drawing on new research and first-hand sources, this biography of a most intriguing Renaissance figure combines archival scholarship with discussions of race and class that are still relevant today."--Provided by publisher.

The Black Prince of Florence

The Black Prince of Florence
  • Author : Catherine Fletcher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Summary : "Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line ...

The Beauty and the Terror

The Beauty and the Terror
  • Author : Catherine Fletcher
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Summary : *A THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020* 'Brilliant and gripping, here is the full true Renaissance in a history of compelling originality and freshness' Simon Sebag Montefiore The Italian Renaissance shaped Western culture - but it was far stranger and darker than many of us realise. We know the Mona ...

Murder in Renaissance Italy

Murder in Renaissance Italy
  • Author : Trevor Dean,K. J. P. Lowe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-30
  • Total pages : 330
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Summary : This invaluable collection explores the many faces of murder, and its cultural presences, across the Italian peninsula between 1350 and 1650. These shape the content in different ways: the faces of homicide range from the ordinary to the sensational, from the professional to the accidental, from the domestic to the public; while ...

The Beauty and the Terror

The Beauty and the Terror
  • Author : Catherine Fletcher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-08
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Summary : A new account of the birth of the West through its birthplace--Renaissance Italy The period between 1492--resonant for a number of reasons--and 1571, when the Ottoman navy was defeated in the Battle of Lepanto, embraces what we know as the Renaissance, one of the most dynamic and creatively explosive epochs in ...

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The Divorce of Henry VIII
  • Author : Catherine Fletcher
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-02-07
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Summary : ‘An eye-opening book, an intricate and fascinating story’ Hilary Mantel 1527. Henry, desperate to marry Anne Boleyn and ensure the Tudor line asks Pope Clement VII to grant him a divorce. Enter Gregorio Casali, an Italian diplomat hired to represent Henry’s interests in the Vatican. Through six years of persuasion, ...

Daily Life in Renaissance Italy 2nd Edition

Daily Life in Renaissance Italy  2nd Edition
  • Author : Elizabeth S. Cohen,Thomas V. Cohen
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2019-09-30
  • Total pages : 356
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Summary : A clear, lively, and deeply informed survey of life in Renaissance Italy for students and general readers, this book presents a thoughtful cultural and social anthropology of practices, values, and negotiations. • Brings the Italian Renaissance to contemporary readers. • Demonstrates in-depth research in content that includes archival sources • Includes images to ...

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  • Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-07-29
  • Total pages : 406
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Summary : Reviews from the first edition: “A fascinating account of people, places and terms…entries are well written…most entries have extensive see also references and a list of sources…recommended”—Booklist “Excellent access to persons, events, and topics…Snodgrass’s research is thorough…recommended”—Choice “Interesting”—ARBA Throughout history, money ...

The Dawning of the Apocalypse

The Dawning of the Apocalypse
  • Author : Gerald Horne
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Summary : Acclaimed historian Gerald Horne troubles America's settler colonialism's "creation myth" August 2019 saw numerous commemorations of the year 1619, when what was said to be the first arrival of enslaved Africans occurred in North America. Yet in the 1520s, the Spanish, from their imperial perch in Santo Domingo, had already brought enslaved ...

Gaston Phoebus Edburga Legendary and other poems

Gaston Phoebus  Edburga  Legendary and other poems
  • Author : Robert Buchanan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1868
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Life of Edward the Black Prince

Life of Edward the Black Prince
  • Author : Louise Creighton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1877
  • Total pages : 235
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Edward the Black Prince

Edward the Black Prince
  • Author : Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891
  • Total pages : 225
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Summary : Download or read online Edward the Black Prince written by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen, published by which was released on 1891. Get Edward the Black Prince Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Venice s Secret Service

Venice s Secret Service
  • Author : Ioanna Iordanou
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019-10-24
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Summary : Venice's Secret Service is the untold and arresting story of the world's earliest centrally-organised state intelligence service. Long before the inception of SIS and the CIA, in the period of the Renaissance, the Republic of Venice had masterminded a remarkable centrally-organised state intelligence organisation that played a pivotal role in ...

Edward the black prince

Edward the black prince
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1867
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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The Enchantress of Florence

The Enchantress of Florence
  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Summary : Discover this magnificent magical novel from the Booker-prize winning author of Midnight's Children. When a young European traveller arrives at Sikri, the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar, the tale he spins brings the whole imperial capital to the brink of obsession. He calls himself ‘Mogor dell’Amore’, the Mughal of ...

Florence

Florence
  • Author : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain). General Literature Committee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1857
  • Total pages : 130
  • ISBN : 019061272X
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Summary : Download or read online Florence written by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain). General Literature Committee, published by which was released on 1857. Get Florence Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....