Florence and the Plot Against the Medici" in all e-book formats! One was written from a mother to her son, and describes the physical appearance of the bride in cruel, excrutiating detail.
Martines tells the story with a breathless enthusiasm that is infectious. A fascinatingly gruesome portrait of an age when politics was more apt to be conducted with daggers and poisons than by courtiers and diplomats. I mean, political intrigue was pretty rampant in the city anyway, but the Medici made it practically a dictatorship.
History as it should be: If you have a little background in Florence during this time period, this is a four-star book. Florence In Aprila plot to murder the two heads of the powerful Medici family miscarried dramatically in the cathedral of Florence.
Martines includes a few letters discussing potential brides. His disturbing narrative opens up an entire culture, revealing the dark side of Renaissance man and politician Lorenzo de Medici.
Lauro Martines has come up with a wealth of new material and has produced a rivetting book.
April Blood moves outward in time and space from that murderous event, unfolding a story of tangled passions, ambition, treachery, and revenge.
One of the most illustrious dynasties of the Renaissance, the Medici began their ascension in a city-state reeling from debt At the center of the canvas is the figure of Lorenzo the Magnificent--poet, statesman, connoisseur, patron of the arts, and ruthless "boss of bosses.
Medici revenge was swift and brutal—plotters were hanged or beheaded, innocents were hacked to pieces, and bodies were put out to dangle from the windows of the government palace. April Blood offers us a fresh portrait of Renaissance Florence, where dazzling artistic achievements went side by side with violence, craft, and bare-knuckle politics.
Medici revenge was swift and brutal--plotters were hanged or beheaded, innocents were hacked to pieces, and bodies were put out to dangle from the windows of the government palace.
All remaining members of the larger Pazzi clan were forced to change their surname, and every public sign or symbol of the family was expunged or destroyed. The failed assassination doomed the Pazzi.
This book falls slightly into the Anti-Medici camp--that is, he paints the Medici in a mostly negative light.April Blood: Florence and the Plot against the Medici Paperback – Nov 16 by Lauro Martines (Author)Reviews: 8. Lauro Martines, April Blood: Florence and the Plot against the Medici (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ), pp.
On a Sunday in Aprilassassins attacked Lorenzo and his brother as they attended Mass in the cathedral of Florence. Lorenzo scrambled to safety as Giuliano bled to death on the cathedral floor.
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Comment on this title and you could win! Synopses & Reviews; The chapter on marriage alone is worth the price of the book (Lorenzo was the champion marriage. Lauro Martines A new portrait of Renaissance Italy and the plot to murder its most remarkable political personality, Lorenzo the Magnificent April Blood offers us a fresh portrait of Renaissance Florence, where dazzling artistic achievements went side by side with violence, craft, and bare-knuckle politics.
April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici by Professor Lauro Martines starting at $ April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici has 3 available editions to buy at Alibris4/5(1).Download