The Medici, Volume 1

G. F. YOUNG (1846 - 1919)

This work relates the history of the Medici family through three centuries and eleven generations, from its rise from obscurity, to its zenith of power and influence, to its eventual decay and ruin. It outlines their history in conjunction with the major events of Europe and dwells much on the artists and artworks patronized by the Medici - the impetus of the Renaissance.

This first volume brings to life the Renaissance and how Florence, through the Medici, was the epicentre of the movement that spread new learning throughout Europe. It describes some of the best and worst of the Medici, including statesmen both good and bad, popes and their intrigues, joyous festivals and tragic assassinations. (Summary by TriciaG)

Genre(s): Art, Design & Architecture, Biography & Autobiography, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Prologue Adrian Stephens
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Play 01 Chapter I Florence KevinS
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Play 02 Chapter II The Medici Availle
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Play 03 Chapter III Giovanni di Bicci, part 1 Jane Bennett
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Play 04 Chapter III Giovanni di Bicci, part 2 Jane Bennett
00:25:50
Play 05 Chapter III Giovanni di Bicci, part 3 Jane Bennett
00:32:27
Play 06 Part I Introduction, Chapter IV Cosimo (Pater Patriae), part 1 Adrian Stephens
00:23:52
Play 07 Chapter IV Cosimo (Pater Patriae), part 2 Adrian Stephens
00:27:22
Play 08 Chapter IV Cosimo (Pater Patriae), part 3 Adrian Stephens
00:28:36
Play 09 Chapter IV Cosimo (Pater Patriae), part 4 Adrian Stephens
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Play 10 Chapter IV Cosimo (Pater Patriae), part 5 Adrian Stephens
00:28:58
Play 11 Chapter V The Medici Palace Availle
00:16:01
Play 12 Chapter VI Piero, il Gottoso, part 1 Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 13 Chapter VI Piero, il Gottoso, part 2 Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 14 Chapter VI Piero, il Gottoso, part 3 Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 15 Chapter VII The Frescoes in the Chapel of the Medici Palace Availle
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Play 16 Chapter VIII Lorenzo, the Magnificent, part 1 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 17 Chapter VIII Lorenzo, the Magnificent, part 2 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 18 Chapter VIII Lorenzo, the Magnificent, part 3 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 19 Chapter VIII Lorenzo, the Magnificent, part 4 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 20 Chapter IX Lorenzo, the Magnificent, part 1 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 21 Chapter IX Lorenzo, the Magnificent, part 2 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 22 Chapter IX Lorenzo, the Magnificent, part 3 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 23 Chapter IX Lorenzo, the Magnificent, part 4 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 24 Chapter IX Lorenzo, the Magnificent, part 5 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 25 Chapter IX Lorenzo, the Magnificent, part 6 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 26 Chapter X Pietro, the Unfortunate, part 1 Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 27 Chapter X Pietro, the Unfortunate, part 2 Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 28 Chapter XI Interregnum, part 1 Kazbek
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Play 29 Chapter XI Interregnum, part 2 Kazbek
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Play 30 Chapter XI Interregnum, part 3 Kazbek
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Play 31 Chapter XI Interregnum, part 4 Kazbek
00:27:22
Play 32 Chapter XII Giuliano (Duc de Nemours) and Lorenzo (Duke of Urbino) Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 33 Chapter XIII Giovanni (Leo X.), part 1 Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 34 Chapter XIII Giovanni (Leo X.), part 2 Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 35 Chapter XIV The Twenty Months' Pontificate of Adrian VI. KevinS
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Play 36 Chapter XV Giulio (Clement VII.), part 1 Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 37 Chapter XV Giulio (Clement VII.), part 2 Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 38 Chapter XVI Clarice de' Medici (Clarice Strozzi) Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 39 Chapter XVII Giulio (Clement VII.), part 1 Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 40 Chapter XVII Giulio (Clement VII.), part 2 Ciufi Galeazzi
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Play 41 Chapter XVIII Ippolito, Alessandro, and Margaret, part 1 Dean Mock
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Play 42 Chapter XVIII Ippolito, Alessandro, and Margaret, part 2 Dean Mock
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