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King, Ross

Summary: "The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings-the dazzling handiwork of the city's skilled artists and architects. But equally important for the centuries to follow were geniuses of a different sort: Florence's manuscript hunters, scribes, scholars, and booksellers, who blew the dust off a thousand years of history and, through the discovery and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2021

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 381.45 KIN

Palombo, Alyssa

Summary: "A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family's favored circle. Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici's glittering circle of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAL

Summary: Florentia, the "flowering" city: Under the Medici family, artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and Brunelleschi turned the city into an artistic center and awakened Italian Humanism. Even today the visitor feels the unique flair when strolling through the streets, past the Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore, the Piazza della Signoria, and the treasures of the Uffizi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H.F. Ullmann 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 Florence

Steves, Rick

Summary: Rick Steves' Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful compact 280-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.5 FLO

Gerber, Merrill Joan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Wisconsin Press 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945 GER

Strathern, Paul

Summary: "By the end of the fifteenth century, Florence was well established as the home of the Renaissance. As generous patrons to the likes of Botticelli and Michelangelo, the ruling Medici embodied the progressive humanist spirit of the age, and in Lorenzo de' Medici (Lorenzo the Magnificent) they possessed a diplomat capable of guarding the militarily weak city in a climate of constantly shifting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945 STR

Vivanti, Corrado.

Contents: Part I. The Florentine secretary -- A shadowy period : the first half of his life -- The relationship with Savonarola -- The activity in the Chancery -- The correspondence with functionaries of the domain -- Diplomatic activity -- The experience of the early missions -- Changes of fortune and the Ghiribizzi al Soderino -- The Florentine ordinance -- The Venetian defeat and the reconquest of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MACHIAVELLI, NICCOLO VIV

King, Ross

Summary: An alternative portrait of the revolutionary political philosopher challenges popular beliefs about the cruelty of his character to reveal the complexities and sympathetic nature of his personality.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 320.1092 KIN

Kent, Christobel

Summary: When the wife of the leader of a Florentine political movement seemingly commits suicide, leaving behind a newborn son and a devastated husband, Detective Inspector Sandro Cellini uncovers her hidden life as a woman consumed by a deadly obsession.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Vichi, Marco

Summary: Enduring a grueling summer in nearly deserted 1963 Florence, Inspector Bordelli investigates suspicious alibis related to the death of a wealthy asthma patient, a case that is aided by his young protégé, the victim's brother, and a semi-retired petty thief.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VIC

Martines, Lauro.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945 MAR

Murphy, Caroline

Summary: From the Publisher: In Murder of a Medici Princess, Caroline Murphy illuminates the brilliant life and tragic death of Isabella de Medici, one of the brightest stars in the dazzling world of Renaissance Italy, the daughter of Duke Cosimo I, ruler of Florence and Tuscany. Murphy is a superb storyteller, and her fast-paced narrative captures the intrigue, the scandal, the romantic affairs, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEDICI, ISABELLA DE MUR

Celenza, Christopher S.

Summary: Machiavellian used to describe the ruthless cunning of the power-obsessed and the pitiless is never meant as a compliment. But the man whose"name became shorthand for all that is ugly in politics was more engaging and nuanced than his reputation suggests. Christopher S. Celenza s Machiavelli: A Portrait "removes the varnish of centuries to reveal not only the hardnosed political philosopher but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MACHIAVELLI, NICCOLAO CEL

Summary: Rick Steves takes you off-the-beaten-path of some of his favorite European cities.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Back Door Productions 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914 RIC

King, Ross

Summary: "A comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence, with more than 2,000 artworks from the city's great museums and churches"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2015

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709 KIN

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press, London in association with the Detroit Institute of Arts 2002

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.45 MED

Preston, Douglas J.

Summary: Author Douglas Preston teams up with Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to present a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence, Italy. The Monster of Florence is a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide--and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi are caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364.1523 PRE

Spencer, Elizabeth

Summary: Over the course of a career that spanned six decades, the southern novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Spencer established herself as one of the finest literary artists of a generation that included Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers, and Eudora Welty. This definitive volume brings together three remarkable novels: The Voice at the Back Door, her powerful masterpiece about racial...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC SPE

Humphreys, Liz

Summary: Now fully redesigned with a new layout and beautiful images, this guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Florence and Tuscany, and exclusive tips from locals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's 2019

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Fletcher, Catherine

Summary: "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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEDICI, ALESSANDRO DE FLE

Hollingsworth, Mary

Summary: Having founded the bank that became the most powerful in Europe in the fifteenth century, the Medici gained massive political power in Florence, raising the city to a peak of cultural achievement and becoming its hereditary dukes. Among their number were no fewer than three popes and a powerful and influential queen of France. Their influence brought about an explosion of Florentine art and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books Ltd. 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 HOL

Hughes, Shirley

Summary: "Florence, Italy, 1944: The city is under heavy Nazi occupation, but for thirteen-year-old Paolo, war is a long and boring wait. Too young to fight for the resistance, yet desperate for action and adventure, he sneaks out each night to ride his bicycle along the darkened city streets. For Paolo, the risk is thrilling. But when he is accosted by Partisans--covert members of the anti-Nazi...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HUG

Andrews, Robert

Summary: Written by locals, Fodor's Essential Italy annual travel guidebook offers expert advice and insider tips for all tastes and budgets. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease and make the most out of their visit to Italy. Join Fodor's in exploring one of the most exciting and delicious countries in Europe. With inviting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's Travel, a division of Internet Brands, Inc. 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 910 TRAVEL EUROPE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.5 ITA

Clark, Robert

Summary: Describes the November 1966 flood that inundated the city of Florence and its devastating impact on some of the Western world's finest collections of art, and details the vast global efforts to preserve and restore the city's treasures in the wake of the flood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945.511 CLA

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