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Books about the Medici Family and

La Capella dei Magi

 

 

LINKS TO THE MEDICI PAGES

 

The Renaissance Medicis

The Medici Popes   Medici Queens

The later Medici Grand Dukes

The Chapel of the Magi

Link to "Medicis take over Siena"

Catherine de Medici, Leonie Frieda Murder of a Medici Princess, Caroline Murphy "The Rise and Decline of the Medici Bank" - Raymond de Roover Medici Money, Tim Parks

 

Caterina, the Great Grand Daughter of Lorenzo Il Magnifico, protected by Clement VII, grew up to be the Queen of France and mother of three French Kings (for two of whom she was Queen Regent).

 

 

Also sold under the title "Isabella de' Medici"

 

 

 

A 2005 book by Tim Parks - the cover portrait is by Botticelli and includes the head of Cosimo on the coin.  It is in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence

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Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, Christopher Hibbert The Medici - The Golden Age of Collecting, Massimo Winspeare  

 

Christopher Hibbert. "The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici" - long time standard reference work.

 

 

Emma Micheletti  "The Medici of Florence". A lavishly illustrated soft cover art book format by a local museum curator.

 

 

Another lavishly illustrated A4 soft cover art book format published by the Museums of Florence.  Includes sections on the two Medici Queen Consorts of France.

 

 

 

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"Cosimo de' Medici and the Florentine Renaissance" - Dale Kent

"Magnifico" - Miles J Unger

   

 

A stunning 380 page coffee table book with dozens of plates showing details of the frescos (commentary in Italian).

 

High quality paperback written in English.

     

 

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The covers of three of these books feature the young Magi Caspar (possibly  Lorenzo "il Magnifico") in part of the "The Procession of the Magi" fresco painted by Benozzo Gozzoli in 1459 on the walls of the chapel in the Medici Palace, Florence.

 

 

 

Franco Cesati "The Medici, Story of  European Dynasty".  Colour photos on every page in the manner of a guide book, and the writing's good as well. 

 

 

 

A good overview of the Medici and the society they lived in.  The clock face on the cover is by Uccello and is on the inside west wall of the Florence Duomo.

 

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The Medici can now also be enjoyed on DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book accompanying an exhibition in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardo in the early 2000s.

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