I am new to Italian/Tuscan history and I am pleased to highly recommend it. The book gives strikes a good balance between basics &details. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
Prose is overheated and descriptions of people are repetitive and strange, Disappointing from a professional historian.Published 9 days ago by Claire Lieberwitz
An excellent read. While of course focussing on the travails of the Medici, the book completes the portrait of this fascinating family by introducing the other actors (poets,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lutolf Markus Franz
Humble beginnings, ambition, intrigue, power, greed and family. Could be made into a tv series!
A great read, informative for history lovers and power lovers.
A very good history of the rise, tenure, and fall of northern Italy's Medici family. Appropriate emphasis primarily on the earlier representatives of the family, with less, but... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeffrey M Bluhm
I love historical families! All the drama and excitement that the Medici family carried with them just bring this story to life! Sit back and enjoy your history with this book!Published 4 months ago by CO book lover!