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I like the book but I would preferred a stronger focus on the financial aspects, like a forensic audit of the bank, in order to have a complete picture of the rise and fall of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by aalorso
I bought this book when I was traveling in Florence to learn more about the family. The author is extremely knowledgeable on the topic and very through. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michelle Kohn
One of the very few books that I have thrown away after reading it. Gossip applied to the Renaissance. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Fra
Parks shows he is as skilled at popular history as he is at travel books about Italy. Popular history tends to one darn thing after another. (take Norwich's books on Venice. . . Read morePublished 10 months ago by Deirdre McCloskey
I have a masters degree in European History, and have read hundreds of history books. This is one of the most poorly-written, amateurish of them all. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gary Cunningham
It's really interesting. It's too bad that the family milked it so badly.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very well researched, but quite difficult to follow. You have to concentrate, and be prepared to re-read sections to understand the whole story. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Anne Welsh
What a pretentious mish-mash! Why the word "metaphysics" appears in the title is beyond me, and the book doesn't have much of anything to do with art, either. Read morePublished 17 months ago by A reader