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The Best Renaissance Book I've ever read.,
This review is from: The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (Paperback)
This book is fantastic. Even if you have a passing interest in the Renaissance, even art, European History or Italy, you should by this book. For historical characters, they seem alive and the Medici themselves are fantastic to read about.
Deception, Scheming, Murder, it almost seems like fiction. But unbelievabley everything is correct and the author has gone to unbelievable lenghts to bring the most truthful renaissance book I've ever read.
Also if the Medici affairs weren't enough, the chapters are laiden with Renaissance greats like Da Vinci, Brunelleshci, Donatello and many more, giving you a suprisingly in depth look into each artist's, architect's or humanist's life.
From humble beginings beneath the mountains, to popes, to queens, to trading across the known world, the author has compated this Renaissance history into a fantastic, well written read. A brilliant book!!! Buy it.