Guicciardini: Dialogue on the Government of Florence (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
Arbre Généalogique de la famille Medicis
Les 20 régions d'Italie.
Despite humble beginnings as merchants and bankers, the Medici enjoyed such a meteoric rise to power that, by the 15th century, they had become de facto rulers of Florence. Godfathers of the renaissance, during their preeminence between the 15th and 18th centuries, the Medici produced three popes, financed kings, patronized geniuses like Michelangelo, Donatello, and Botticelli, and exerted enormous financial and political influence across Europe.