EBOOK or KINDLE (The Black Prince of Florence) by Catherine Fletcher


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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The Black Prince of Florence) by Catherine Fletcher Read & Download The Black Prince of Florence Author Catherine Fletcher sifted through what must be every primary and early interpretive source to relate what could be all we’ll ever know about the short life and reign of Alessandro de Medici He came to be the Duke o

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The Black Prince of Florence) by Catherine Fletcher Free download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ì Catherine Fletcher Read & Download The Black Prince of Florence Not a lot of information on this one it mostly focuses on the political aspects of medieval city state in Italy a tall order indeed Alessandro life is seem through all the political changes but there is not a focus on his personal life it migth be that there are not many sources about his life or that the author

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    Read & Download The Black Prince of Florence EBOOK or KINDLE (The Black Prince of Florence) by Catherine Fletcher The story of Alessandro de Medici Duke of Florence r1532 1537Having read much about the de Medici I was instinctively drawn to this tome about one of the obtuse characters and another case of where fact far outstrips fictionBorn on the wrong

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The Black Prince of Florence) by Catherine Fletcher Average given the content the author had to work with Felt like an academic work at times That said Florentian politics is always fascinating must find books on others from the Medici family especially on Lorenzo

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The Black Prince of Florence) by Catherine Fletcher I previously read Catherine Fletcher's The Divorce of Henry VIII The Untold Story from Inside the Vatican which was while not what I expected meticulously researched fathoms deep and managed to carve out a relatively un familiar niche of Henry VIII's otherwise very cause célèbre divorce That in the wake of so very very very many Tudor books we've been flooded with over the last few years is in and of itself a force to

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The Black Prince of Florence) by Catherine Fletcher Free download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ì Catherine Fletcher Catherine Fletcher ì 8 Free download Catherine Fletcher did an admirable job presenting a brief but important period of Renaissance history This 260 page book primarily covers the period 1523 to 1537 with uick look backs into the Medici historyIn 1523 when Giulio de Medici obtains the papacy and becomes Clement VII he finds himself needing to solidify the family hold on Florence and to bring some balance with the world powers jockeying to control

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    Catherine Fletcher ì 8 Free download EBOOK or KINDLE (The Black Prince of Florence) by Catherine Fletcher The politics of Renaissance Italy are one of those stretches where history really is just one damn thing after another a gaggle of basically interchangeable dynasties of rich bastards jockeying for power both betwe

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The Black Prince of Florence) by Catherine Fletcher Free download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ì Catherine Fletcher Catherine Fletcher in The Black Prince of Florence brings sixteenth century Italy to life while at the same time raising pertinent uestions for the twenty first century on the immutability of raceAlessandro di Medici was the illegitimate son of the last of the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent When his father died of syphilis at the age of twenty six Alessandro and a cousin from a cadet branch of the family were raised out

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The Black Prince of Florence) by Catherine Fletcher Catherine Fletcher ì 8 Free download Read & Download The Black Prince of Florence Thanks to Charles V and the Imperial Army the weakest moment of the Medici transformed into their elevation to enduring monarchical power in Florence In the wake of Lorenzo the Magnificent's death leaving a legitim

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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • The Black Prince of Florence
  • Catherine Fletcher
  • en
  • 22 November 2018
  • 9780190612726

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Free download The Black Prince of Florence 108 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 w. Alessandro s story reminds us that Renaissance men may not always have been white While Fletcher s intention of writing racial diversity back into our understanding of Renaissance history and culture is admirable in actuality this book does little than re tell the story of the Medici in Florence from a slightly different angle This isn t necessarily Fletcher s fault given the sources that are available but it does make this book familiar less revelatory than we might expect The most interesting section is actually the afterword where Fletcher briefly discusses the ways in which Alessandro de Medici the illegitimate son of Lorenzo and a slave or servant woman of African origin or descent is portrayed in the sources and the way historicised modes of representing constructing and mediating race affect his portrayal A book exploring the receptions of Alessandro in this manner would have been original and illuminating

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Free download The Black Prince of Florence 108 Ine republic For the first time the true story is told in The Black Prince of FlorenceCatherine 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. The politics of Renaissance Italy are one of those stretches where history really is just one damn thing after another a gaggle of basically interchangeable dynasties of rich bastards jockeying for power both between each other and within themselves As with the bickering between Charlemagne s descendants it can be very hard to keep clear just as today s struggles between our corporate overlords will doubtless test the patience and memory of scholars centuries hence the level of ineuality between the princes and serfs is comparable too The fault is not with Fletcher s telling it s simply the sort of information that slides off my brain But oh the atmosphere That heady mix of poison treachery licentiousness slighted honourit s no wonder Shakespeare loved it as a setting And here s a story with which he or Fletcher or whoever wrote The Revenger s Tragedy could have had a ball Indeed perhaps he did touch on it given Alessandro de Medici s mother was sometimes said to be Moorish and his life was dogged by the murderous envy of someone passed over for promotion No mere subordinate either but a cousin and fellow bastard Ippolito who was older and thus had a better claim to Florence But their papal uncle had made Ippolito a cardinal which as getting screwed over goes was not really that harsh remember this was an era when it was still fine for Catholic clergy to fuck women of legal age and generally roister doister with the best of em and so the vendetta begins A vendetta generally characterised by ineptitude as much as malignity on Ippolito s part he was Don John than Iago and which sees him replaced in the final act by a different jealous cousin in much the same way as Gaveston suffers a late substitution in Marlowe s Edward II Fletcher was an adviser on the BBC s dreary rushed and historically compromised Wolf Hall but we shouldn t hold that against her she s keenly aware of the significance of clothing in the era so was doubtless overruled by execs bent on the misguided pursuit of pseudo authentic drabness She s eually alert to the significance of race back then while also making sure to remind us that modern categories don t map back exactly to a time before the triangular trade and scientific racism And in the duke who if only fleetingly united the Habsburgs and admittedly past their peak Medicis she has a fruitful subject if one who necessarily remains a somewhat shadowy presence when so little reliable evidence survives and she s constrained by being a conscientious modern historian rather than a freewheeling Jacobean hack Though once again I ve ended up reading a press copy with no pictures or maps or family tree which may have contributed a little to that sense of absenceAbout whom by sheer chance the author of the next book on my To Read pile wrote a play

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Free download The Black Prince of Florence 108 As prince of Florence inheritor of the legacy of the grandest dynasty of the Italian RenaissanceAlessandro 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 Florent. The story of Alessandro de Medici Duke of Florence r1532 1537Having read much about the de Medici I was instinctively drawn to this tome about one of the obtuse characters and another case of where fact far outstrips fictionBorn on the wrong side of the blanket Alessandro emerged on the tempestuous political scene of Renaissance Florence at the same time as another incorragable character his kinsman and bitter rival IppolitoFlorentine politics was dominated by family money and the Church these were the main avenues of power and the de Medici had all three in spades And it was against this backdrop that bitter and bloody family rivalries were played out along side the scheming intrigues of the city s oligarchs who strove to keep power out of the hands of the de MediciThe de Medici however were favoured by the Church the illegitimate Guilio de Medici sat upon the papal throne as Pope Clement VII he was able to obtain a cardinal s hat for Ippolito much to his chagrin for he also wanted to rule Florence Add to this Alessandro s marriage to the all power Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and what we have is a powerful ruler whose illegitimacy in no way proved a barrierFrom extensive research Fletcher successfully debunks many of the myths surrounding this engmatic man We find that Alessandro far from being a fool a cruel tyrant a murderer as his was often portrayed was scholarly engrossing charming and a patron of the arts We also find that the colour of his skin was in no way an issue during his own lifetime for his friend and foes alike that came much later His life was indeed full of feuds assassinations duplicity jealousy and betrayal that merely was the norm of the day and was no different from other parts of Renaissance EuropeFletcher provides a sympathetic work of a forgotten and much maligned prince The writing is dramatic yet entertaining dramatic suspenseful and accessible A worthy addition to anyone s personal library