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Medici Money

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Medici Money by Tim Parks Book Summary:

The Medici are famous as the rulers of Florence at the high point of the Renaissance. Their power derived from the family bank, and this book tells the fascinating, frequently bloody story of the family and the dramatic development and collapse of their bank (from Cosimo who took it over in 1419 to his grandson Lorenzo the Magnificent who presided over its precipitous decline). The Medici faced two apparently insuperable problems: how did a banker deal with the fact that the Church regarded interest as a sin and had made it illegal? How in a small republic like Florence could he avoid having his wealth taken away by taxation? But the bank became indispensable to the Church. And the family completely subverted Florence's claims to being democratic. They ran the city. Medici Money explores a crucial moment in the passage from the Middle Ages to the Modern world, a moment when our own attitudes to money and morals were being formed. To read this book is to understand how much the Renaissance has to tell us about our own world. Medici Money is one of the launch titles in a new series, Atlas Books, edited by James Atlas. Atlas Books pairs fine writers with stories of the economic forces that have shaped the world, in a new genre - the business book as literature.

Le sang d'avril

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Le sang d'avril by Lauro Martines Book Summary:

Tout commence un dimanche d'avril 1478: au cours d'une messe, Laurent de Médicis, dit " le Magnifique ", et son frère sont agressés par des inconnus. Tandis que Laurent parvient à se mettre en lieu sûr, Julien, saigné à blanc, agonise sur le sol de la cathédrale de Florence. Exhumant de sombres histoires de passion, vengeance, d'ambition et de trahison, Lauro Martines dénoue les fils de ce complot et montre que le bras des assassins a été armé par une famille rivale, les Pazzi, eux-mêmes plus ou moins manipulés par des banquiers, le duc d'Urbino et le roi de Naples. A travers le prisme du fait divers, L. Martines se penche sera " face cachée " du règne de Laurent de Médicis. Car, si celui-ci fut un poète et un mécène, cet attentat révéla aussi la corruption de son régime. La répression fut à la hauteur de la corruption : luttant pour sa survie, Laurent ne recula devant aucune horreur - cadavres de ses adversaires, réels ou présumés, suspendus aux fenêtres palais - et fit régner une véritable terreur. Mais, en révélant grand jour des pratiques courantes de son art de gouverner, son triomphe fut également le commencement de la fin. Rompant avec les préjugés trop complaisants de l'histoire culturelle et de l'histoire des mentalités à l'égard de la Renaissance italienne, L. Martines renoue avec l'histoire politique. Il illustre la naissance problématique du " républicanisme " à Florence et pose la question délicate du service de l'État dans un régime tyrannique, du rapport douteux entre les arts et la dictature et des moyens de rester libre dans un régime qui ne l'est pas. Rythmée par une galerie de portraits plus saisissants les uns que les autres, son étude allie grande rigueur historique à un véritable talent de conteur.

L'Enigme Montefeltro

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L'Enigme Montefeltro by Marcello Simonetta,Ida Giordano Book Summary:

Un effroyable assassinat, une infâme conjuration, une intrigante lettre codée... Après cinq cents ans, l'un des plus grands mystères de la Renaissance est enfin résolu. Le 26 avril 1478, Laurent de Médicis et son frère Julien, maîtres de Florence, sont attaqués alors qu'ils assistent à la messe dans la cathédrale. Tandis que Julien est poignardé à mort, Laurent parvient à s'échapper par la sacristie. Cet épisode, appelé « conspiration des Pazzi », du nom des rivaux florentins des Médicis, a fait couler beaucoup d'encre. Mais qui a armé le bras des Pazzi ? Qui est responsable de cette attaque ? La vérité, jusqu'alors dissimulée dans une lettre codée adressée au pape Sixte IV par Federico da Montefeltro, le duc d'Urbino, et méthodiquement déchiffrée par l'auteur, peut enfin éclater : un accord passé entre le pape et le duc pour assassiner les Médicis et occuper Florence nous révèle l'ampleur d'un complot qui a changé à jamais l'histoire de l'Italie. En digne descendant de Cicco Simonetta, le cryptographe qui a codé la lettre, Marcello Simonetta fait la lumière sur l'un des événements les plus controversés de la « secrète Renaissance », où les fresques de la Chapelle Sixtine servent de toile de fond à la vengeance impitoyable des Médicis. Spécialiste de la Renaissance et de Machiavel, Marcello Simonetta est l'auteur, notamment, d'une trilogie sur les Médicis dont L'Énigme Montefeltro est le premier volet.

Red-Blooded Risk

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Red-Blooded Risk by Aaron Brown Book Summary:

An innovative guide that identifies what distinguishes the bestfinancial risk takers from the rest From 1987 to 1992, a small group of Wall Street quants inventedan entirely new way of managing risk to maximize success: riskmanagement for risk-takers. This is the secret that lets tinyquantitative edges create hedge fund billionaires, and defines thepowerful modern global derivatives economy. The same practicaltechniques are still used today by risk-takers in finance as wellas many other fields. Red-Blooded Risk examines thisapproach and offers valuable advice for the calculated risk-takerswho need precise quantitative guidance that will help separate themfrom the rest of the pack. While most commentators say that the last financial crisisproved it's time to follow risk-minimizing techniques, they'rewrong. The only way to succeed at anything is to manage true risk,which includes the chance of loss. Red-Blooded Risk presentsspecific, actionable strategies that will allow you to be apractical risk-taker in even the most dynamic markets. Contains a secret history of Wall Street, the parts all theother books leave out Includes an intellectually rigorous narrative addressing whatit takes to really make it in any risky activity, on or off WallStreet Addresses essential issues ranging from the way you think aboutchance to economics, politics, finance, and life Written by Aaron Brown, one of the most calculated andsuccessful risk takers in the world of finance, who was an activeparticipant in the creation of modern risk management and had afront-row seat to the last meltdown Written in an engaging but rigorous style, with noequations Contains illustrations and graphic narrative by renowned mangaartist Eric Kim There are people who disapprove of every risk before the fact,but never stop anyone from doing anything dangerous because theywant to take credit for any success. The recent financial crisishas swelled their ranks, but in learning how to break free of thesepeople, you'll discover how taking on the right risk can open thedoor to the most profitable opportunities.

Religious Objects in Museums

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Religious Objects in Museums by Crispin Paine Book Summary:

This book provides the first concise, comprehensive overview of all the key issues surrounding a hotly debated topic: the presentation and inclusion of religious objects in museums.

Betrayed by His Kiss

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Betrayed by His Kiss by Amanda McCabe Book Summary:

In a city of shadows… Orlando Landucci knows all too well what darkness lies beneath Florence's dazzling splendor. And when his beloved sister is torn from him, he will stop at nothing to avenge her death. …only a kiss can light up the darkness But from the moment he lays eyes on innocent Isabella Spinola, something inside him shifts. She is the kin of his sworn enemy, yet he feels compelled to protect her. With every forbidden kiss Orlando's sense of betrayal deepens, so when the time for vengeance comes, will their bond be enough to banish the shadows forever? "McCabe's story charms readers." —RT Book Reviews on Running from Scandal

Reading Shakespeare through Philosophy

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Reading Shakespeare through Philosophy by Peter Kishore Saval Book Summary:

Reading Shakespeare through Philosophy advocates that the beauty of Shakespearean drama is inseparable from its philosophical power. Shakespeare’s plays make demands on us even beyond our linguistic attention and historical empathy: they require thinking, and the concepts of philosophy can provide us with tools to aid us in that thinking. This volume examines how philosophy can help us to re-imagine Shakespeare’s treatment of individuality, character, and destiny, particularly at certain moments in a play when a character’s relationship to space or time becomes an enigma to us. The author focuses on the dramatization of seemingly magical relationships between the individual and the cosmos, exploring and rethinking the meanings of 'individual', 'cosmos' and 'magic' through a conceptually acute reading of Shakespeare's plays. This book draws upon a variety of thinkers including Plato, Aristotle, Leibniz and Kant, in search of a revitalized philosophical criticism of Julius Caesar, Love’s Labor’s Lost, The Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens, and Twelfth Night.

Histoire de Florence

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Histoire de Florence by Niccolò Machiavelli Book Summary:

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Business Week

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Business Week by N.A Book Summary:

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Public and Private Taste in Art

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Public and Private Taste in Art by Sally Robbins Bilder Book Summary:

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L'expérience plébéienne

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L'expérience plébéienne by Martin Breaugh Book Summary:

Pourquoi pas la plèbe ? interroge le philosophe. L'expérience plébéienne constitue donc le passage d'un statut infra-politique - les plébéiens sont les " muets du mutisme civil " - à celui de sujet politique ; dans un double mouvement qui va du refus de la domination au désir d'expérimenter un nouvel être-ensemble, sous le signe de la liberté. Un événement fondateur, la première sécession plébéienne en 494 avant notre ère, le retrait sur l'Aventin, scène inaugurale qui ouvre à la plèbe l'accès à la parole publique et à l'inscription symbolique dans l'ordre de la cité. De cette configuration première naît une tradition insurgeante, souterraine, voire cachée. Trois caractères la distinguent, le communalisme, l'agoraphilie, une temporalité propre, la brèche. Peut-on affirmer un principe plébéien, c'est-à-dire un principe progressif et un principe d'émancipation ? M. Breaugh retrace une double genèse du plébéianisme, historique et philosophique. De Machiavel à Jacques Rancière en passant par Ballanche et De Leon, il existe une " pensée de la plèbe " qui se nourrit d'une réflexion renouvelée sur l'accès du grand nombre à l'action politique. M. Breaugh retient trois grandes résurgences du principe plébéien dans la modernité : les sans-culottes parisiens, les jacobins anglais, la Commune de Paris en 1871. La consistance de la politique plébéienne se renforce d'autant plus qu'elle se constitue contre la configuration politique dominante qui, à travers le gouvernement représentatif, les partis politiques, les bureaucraties s'avère être une conception " patricienne " de la politique. Grâce à L'Expérience plébéienne, c'est une autre intelligence de la démocratie qui nous est offerte : non pas un système de procédures et d'institutions délibératives visant le consensus, mais une expérience d'autre émancipation du grand nombre, à l'épreuve d'une conflictualité génératrice de liberté. L'insurrection n'est-elle pas partie intégrante de l'agir démocratique ? On comprend sans peine que la haine de cette démocratie, sauvage ou radicale, ait entraîné l'oubli du principe plébéien.

Urban Development in Renaissance Italy

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Urban Development in Renaissance Italy by Paul N. Balchin Book Summary:

Providing a comprehensive account of one of the most formative historical periods, this book uniquely describes Renaissance architecture as the physical manifestation of economic, social and political change. Shifts in architectural style and design are described in parallel with Italy's economic and demographic growth, external and internal conflict and the evolution of urban and regional government. Urban Development in Renaissance Italy covers the full extent of the Renaissance period, charting the era's medieval roots and its transformation into Mannerist and Baroque tendencies. Encompassing Palermo and Naples, the book fully covers northern, central and southern Italy, surpassing the conventional literature that tends to focus solely on northern Italy. Transforming medieval towns into city states, Renaissance governments invested heavily in developing the built environment to create a sense of awe and civic pride; while aristocratic dynasties, bankers and merchants commissioned sumptuous properties as a means of expressing their wealth and position in society; and holy orders built imposing churches to extend their influence. Architecture and planning, it is argued by Dr Paul Balchin provided a clear and significant path to political and economic power. It is within this context that the centre of political and economic gravity shifted over time within Italy from the republic of Venice in the 14th century to Medici Florence in the 15th century, and on to Papal Rome in the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Renaissance Art

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Renaissance Art by Tom Nichols Book Summary:

The fifteenth century saw the evolution of a distinct and powerfully influential European artistic culture. But what does the familiar phrase Renaissance Art actually refer to? Through engaging discussion of timeless works by artists such as Jan van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo, and supported by illustrations including colour plates, Tom Nichols offers a masterpiece of his own as he explores the truly original and diverse character of the art of the Renaissance.

Futures and Ruins

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Futures and Ruins by Nina Lenore Dubin Book Summary:

Futures and Ruins investigates the formation of the eighteenth-century cult of ruins in an age of risk. Focusing on the production of Hubert Robert (1733-1808) in Paris, my study examines the ruin aesthetic as an expression of a new consciousness of time, one shaped by the contingencies and uncertainties that accompanied the modernization of financial markets. Ruins were associated in late eighteenth-century imaginations with the vicissitudes of fortune and the indeterminacy of the future, at a time of acclimation to the credit economy. As figurehead of ruinisme, and a favored artist of an enterprising elite, Hubert Robert presents a revealing case study of the intersections between aesthetics and finance. Though the vast oeuvre of "Robert des Ruines"---which encompassed landscapes in two and three dimensions, as well as architectural designs for the new Musee du Louvre---has been neglected, ruins were central to the cultural and monetary life of the capital.

The Economist

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The Economist by N.A Book Summary:

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The Book Review Digest

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Vie de Michel-Ange

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Vie de Michel-Ange by Ascanio Condivi Book Summary:

Introduction, traduction et notes de Bernard Faguet Nouvelle édition revue et augmentée