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The Medici 's Influence On Art

- ... Footnote: 1. Palle, means “ball” in Italian. As we know, the Medici gain their wealth from banking, more accurately, money lending. The hard-nose merchant, Giovanni di Bicci de ‘Medici set up the first Medici Bank in Florence in 1397. He successfully made his family rich through the banking business. This could also be considered as the birth of capitalism. No family prospered than the Medici at that time. However, the Medici were also the men of their time, they are devout Christians bound by Church laws....   [tags: Florence, House of Medici, Cosimo de' Medici]

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Accomplishments Of Cosimo Di Medici

- Cosimo di Medici Cosimo di Giovanni de Medici was given the title Pater Patriae of Italy at his death and was also known as the primus inter pares. He was the founder of the Medici dynasty, who were during the Renaissance the de facto rulers of Florence. Even though Cosimo Medici was a powerful man, he was not an official ruler. Medici’s government also consisted of a council who would many times resist the laws that Medici put forth. This paper will look at the accomplishments of Cosimo di Medici....   [tags: Florence, House of Medici, Cosimo de' Medici]

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Italian Renaissance : Lorenzo De Medici

- ... As a great lover for all type of arts, Lorenzo created a group of artists that are named “De Medici Circle”. Artists included Michelangelo Buonarroti, Sandro Botticelli, Filippino Lippi, Perugino and Domenico Ghirlandaio were the expression not also of the circle but also of the entire renaissance culture along with other poets and artists. Sandro Botticelli was a renowned painter in Florence during De Medici era. He was a member of the Medici Circle created by Lorenzo and he was one of the first painters to design the paintings in a classical way....   [tags: Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici, Renaissance]

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Lorenzo De ' Medici, A Famous Statesman And Patron Of The Arts

- Lorenzo de’ Medici, a renowned statesman and patron of the arts, wasn’t acknowledged as “The Magnificent” for nothing. After his father, Piero di Cosimo de ' Medici, died in 1469, Lorenzo took the reigns as head of the Medici household and business, and thusly led Florence to its prime as one of the most powerful city-states in all of Italy. Lorenzo had the abilities capable of pulling off such a feat. In fact, it is said that, “Lorenzo was playing a part. Not a real Prince, he must act the prince....   [tags: Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici, House of Medici]

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Lorenzo De Medici : The World 's Greatest Impact On The Renaissance

- Lorenzo de’ Medici The world’s greatest impact on the renaissance was a single man named Lorenzo de’ Medici.It was mainly because of him that the renaisance ended up being the way it turned out to be. Lorenzo allowed up and coming artists to become big and successful because of him, this was all because he was able to fund them and allow them to get paid even if they weren’t that big encouraging others to do the same. Lorenzo didn’t make his fortune by himself, in fact his fortune came from inheritance from his extremely well known family tree....   [tags: Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici, Cosimo de' Medici]

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Raphael's Lorenzo De' Medici

- Christie's London announced on May 21, 2007 that Lorenzo de' Medici (1518), a portrait of sound provenance by renowned Italian Renaissance master Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael (1483-1520), will be available for purchase as part of its Important Old Master and British Pictures auction on Thursday, July 5, 2007. On display at the esteemed auction house's King Street salerooms, beginning June 30, will be Raphael's painting, one of a handful by the artist still privately held. Owned by Ira Spanierman since 1968, issues of the work's attribution to Raphael were tackled by Sir Charles Robinson (1824-1913) and firmly resolved in 1971 by the prolific Konrad Oberhuber, former director of Vienna's...   [tags: Art Artist Raphael Medici]

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The Medici Bank

- Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici founded the Medici bank in 1397 after splitting from his nephew to establish a bank branch in Florence. As the new bank grew and expanded, so did the wealth and power of the Medici family. When Cosimo il Vecchio de’ Medici, Giovanni’s son, took over the banking business in 1434, the increasing economic power of the Medici family allowed them to establish themselves as effective rulers of Florence while keeping the republican system of government nominally intact. The bank provided the Medici family a combination of economic and political power that facilitated the stability of Medici rule....   [tags: Finance ]

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The Medici Influence and the Italian Renaissance

- A post Middle Age Italy was afflicted by medieval wars and the bubonic plague. A change was needed to restore the vision of what Italy could become. This change was found within one family: the Medici’s, who helped to return the glory and influence to Florence. The Medici’s saw the value in contributing to the advancement of the greatest minds of the period. This was evident in their patronage of leading Artists such as Michelangelo and of renowned Teachers such as Galileo. The sphere of influence the Medici’s enjoyed also extended to the political arena, which happened to be heavily influenced by the Catholic Church at the time....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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The Medici Family During the Renaissance

- The Renaissance was a time of rebirth of classic learning of the Greeks and Romans in Western Europe after the Middle Ages. Humanism, started by Pettrarch, was the popular belief during that era. People no longer believed that art and culture were only in the hands of the clergy. People wanted to explore and be creative, to be part of the arts and literature themselves. The Medici family were great humanists and made significant contribution to the development of the Italian and European Renaissance....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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The Power of The House of Medici

- ... Using the family wealth, Cosimo set up a network of secretive alliances that ruined the competition and benefited the Medici Bank. Cosimo really began to have complete power of Florence. He was able to use money to control all businesses in Florence. Medici Banks started to open up all over the world at that time. Because the Pope had a credit line in the bank, the Medici also had connections in the church, making them even more powerful. Many people began to get angry with Cosimo, especially the old families that used to be significant....   [tags: bank, wealth, influence]

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Influence of the De Medici Family

- The influence of a few people or ideas can affect a culture for a lifetime. The de Medici family was a powerful family that captured the ideals and principles of the Florence Renaissance and were able to use them to increase their influence during the time. Their influence in this time created many positive effects, some of which are still felt today. The family used their influence during this time to impact Florence and other European countries through their patronage of the arts, and political influence....   [tags: people of power in the Renaissance]

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The Medici Influence and the Italian Renaissance

- Post-Middle Age Italy was afflicted by medieval wars and the bubonic plague. It needed a change to restore the vision of what Italy could become. This change revealed itself within the Medici family, who helped return glory and influence to Florence. The Medici family saw the value in contributing to the advancement of the greatest minds of the period. This was evident in their patronage of leading artists such as Michelangelo and of renowned teachers such as Galileo. The sphere of influence the Medicis enjoyed also extended to the political arena, which happened to be heavily influenced by the Catholic Church at the time....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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Significant of the Medici Family in Italy

- Significant of the Medici Family The Medici were undoubtedly the richest and most powerful family in Italy, In the 13th century. During the renaissance era, there were many people that had a major impact on how the renaissance was viewed. However the Medici family played a key role in the success of the era. From 1434 Cosimo de' Medici is unmistakably the most powerful man in Florence, even though his family's cause has suffered a severe setback in the previous year. After his rise to power in 1434, his patronage brings much work to the city's painters, sculptors and architects....   [tags: powerful family, renaissance era]

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The Medici Family During the Renaissance

- Florence, Italy was a city just like any other during the Renaissance. It was city of 50,000 people, less than there were in Paris and Venice but more than most other European cities. The busiest parts of the city were the Ponte Vecchio, a place lined with markets and houses, the neighborhood of the Orsanmichele and Mercato Vecchio, or the Old Market. Florence was a place of beauty and leisure. A Venetian visitor once said, “There is in my opinion no region more sweeter than that wherein Florence is a placed for Florence is situated in a plain surrounded on all sides by hills and mountains…And the hills are fertile cultivated, pleasant…” (Unger, pg....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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The Medici Effects by Frans Johansson

- When we were given the opportunity to review a book that related to our entrepreneurship class I had one goal in mind, I wanted to find an author that was not the typical writer. I did not want a sixty-five year old professor who would give me dry explanations about theories and business models that I had covered in class. Frans Johansson was raised in Sweden and received his bachelor’s in Environmental Science then earned his MBA. Johansson was just what I had been searching for, someone who was applying concepts in ways that would help me throughout my own career....   [tags: business, Peter’s Café]

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The Power and Influence of Catherine De Medici

- ... This cause a lot of ruckus throughout France, they didn’t want an Italian woman to become their queen. Many even thought he would never have children and her time would be short but between 1543 and 1555 she gave birth to ten children, seven of which went on to adulthood. Throughout Henrys reign as king, he excluded Catherine participating in state affairs. “Catherine stayed in the background as there was no reason for her to grasp the limelight as her husband, the strong king and the nobility appeared to be tamed under his strong leadership”....   [tags: French Renaissance, Catherine the Great]

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Lorenzo de Medici: Machiavelli or Michelangelo?

- Florence during Lorenzo de Medici’s time was a city of contradictions: artistic brilliance sprouted from the squalor of the city’s crowed streets and autocrats ruled over republican institutions. Florence fostered both the grandeur of Botticelli’s Primavera and the harsh realism of Machiavelli’s the prince. Lorenzo de Medici, the de facto ruler of the city, best embodied such contradictions. He was both a Machiavelli, using menace, betrayal, cajoles and schemes to exert power, and a Michelangelo, a poet and artist stimulating the onset of the Renaissance....   [tags: history, art, Italy,]

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Edict of January by Catherine de' Medici

- There was a constant struggle for power in France in the 16th century. The de’ Medici family and the Guise family were the two major influences on France at the time. Catherine de Medici in particular had a hand in almost everything that was passed or that occurred while she and her sons were in power. She was one of the most prominent Politiques in history. She had influence over all of her sons, and was an advisor to all of them. She was able to shape France without having any outward involvement in any of the on-goings, though she did have outward involvement in the on-goings when she was Regent for one of her sons....   [tags: religious equality, influence, france]

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Analysis of Catherine de Medici's Reign

- Catherine de Medici’s culpability for the turbulent events in France in 1559-72 remains a topic of some debate. Highly personal protestant pamphleteers associated Catherine with sinister comparisons to the contemporary evil Machiavelli which eventually developed into the ‘Black Legend’. Jean.H. Mariégol consolidates this interpretation, overwhelmingly assuming Catherine’s wickedness; the Queen Mother was deemed to be acting for ‘personal aggrandizement’ without an interest in the monarchy. Neale provides a corrective arguing a ‘dominant maternalism’ drove Catherine’s policies....   [tags: French History]

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Catherine De Medici 's Ballet

- ... Giving the performer insight on what character they are playing and who they are becoming. With each step on the stage you are a character and are there to perform for the audience. In that moment for are more than yourself. Whether you are given a beautiful tutu or a pair of handsome ballet pants both act as tools for the performer. Ballet is more than just dancing and their costumes are more than just fabric and lace, they tell a story which involves the audience in seeing beauty across the stage....   [tags: Ballet, Dance, New York City Ballet]

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Catherine de Medici and Obsession Over Power

- Catherine de Medici and Obsession Over Power "An execrable woman whose memory will remain in bloody crepe until the end of time[1]". For nearly 400 years this assessment of Catherine de Medici held true. In the popular imagination she is a Machiavellian schemer using poison on those who hindered her in her quest to gain and maintain power at court, a view of Catherine reinforced in recent years by the film La Reine Margot, based on the book by Dumas. Most traditionalist historians take their information on Catherine from pamphlets such as Discours Merveilleuse de la Vie, Actions et Deportment de Catherine de Medicis, Royne Mere[2]....   [tags: Papers]

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The Between Dante 's Divine Comedy And Botticelli 's Primavera

- ... Marmor, though his focus in the article is on Dante’s influence on Botticelli, has a lot to say about the patron of the work. There is no evidence that will point directly to the true patron of the Primavera, however Marmor uses strong evidence from other scholars, such as Ronald Lightbown, who have argued for the patron being Lorenzo Pierfrancisco de Medici. Michalski’s article revolves around the intended patron (or, as it may be, patrons) of The Primavera, and contains similar sources as Marmor’s....   [tags: Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici, House of Medici]

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How European Identity Changed Throughout Its Extensive History

- ... The Medici were Signore of the Republic for 77 years. They were Dukes of Florence for 45 years and Grand Dukes of Tuscany for 168 years. However their power was not just over the people of Florence, four of the Medici were Popes. The Medici were proof at this time that money was power. Those who had wealth had control and those who lacked it were subject to the Medici rule. The government of many parts of Italy differed greatly from the rest of Europe. Europe at this time consisted mostly of monarchial and feudal systems....   [tags: Florence, Italy, House of Medici]

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Paintings And Preservation Of Paintings

- The people of this era appeared to have a clear sense of purpose on collection and preservation of artworks. Their passions led to establish the Uffizi Gallery. The Medici family made the Gallery because they had been the greatest patron at the time over 200 years from the early fifteenth century in ordering and collecting the artworks. The Gallery is considered the very first art museum specialized on arts. In 1560, Duke Cosimo I (1518 - 1572) of the Medici who put the monarchy in Florence society with a strong rule in the confusion of repeating the republic and the monarchy, ordered Giorgio Vasari (1518 – 1574), the famous painter, architect and artist of the time, to construct the Uffizi...   [tags: Florence, House of Medici]

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Role Of The Patron During The Renaissance

- ... The Merode may depict the annunciation of the virgin on the middle panel, but the true message of the altarpiece lies in the sponsors witnessing the scene from the outside and their defining characteristics through iconography. The scene of this divine moment is set in a Flemish home to directly reflect their life, but the violets representing humility and the rosebush charity conveys a lifestyle. Campin and Van Eyck are both considered masters of modern painting and as luck would have it, each has an altarpiece from which to compare the two....   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, House of Medici]

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Effect Of The New Diversity

- EFFECT OF THE NEW DIVERSITY IN PATRONS HAVE ON ARTS IN THE 15 – 18 CENTURIES (RENAISSANCE ERA) Beck (2000) classified the renaissance period as the period covering 1400 – 1600 and stated that though a number of scholars disagree on these dates. He noted that renaissance literally means rebirth and that this period was marked by two major styles namely the revival of ancient Greek and Roman classical style and the secular life emphasis on humanism and individuality. The Renaissance period can also be associated with the commencement of the great Western age heralding discovery and exploration....   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, House of Medici]

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The Renaissance And Renaissance Art Movement

- ... As time when by Donatello in some way started to develop his own style that was both Gothic and classical. Donatello partnered up with Michelozz in 1405 they created a lot of architectural-sculpture together. Donatello continued his work and his lifelong friendship with the Medici family earned him a retirement allowance to live on the rest of his life. December 13, 1466 Donatella past away in Florence. He was buried in the Basilica of San Lorenzo. “David” that was created by Donatello is a bronze sculpture....   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, Donatello, House of Medici]

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Life, Tragedy, And Art : Artemisia Gentileschi

- ... After they were married the couple moved to Florence. I could find no information if the couple enjoyed the love and commitment of one another or if it was more of an arrangement. It is said that her husband was an obsessive gambler and kept the family in debt. Either way the couple had two children, both girls, although other writings said she had four children. With the family now living in Florence, Artemisia was able to flourish as a painter. Astonishingly in 1616, she was the first woman to be accepted into the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts....   [tags: Florence, House of Medici, Orazio Gentileschi]

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Niccolo Machiavelli 's The Prince

- Niccoló Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian political thinker and historical figure best remembered for his masterpiece, The Prince (written in 1513, but published posthumously in 1532). Machiavelli is considered one of the great early analyzers of political power. As a thinker Machiavelli belonged to an entire school of Florentine intellectuals concerned with an examination of political and historical problems. His important writings were composed after 1512 when he was accused of conspiracy in 1513....   [tags: Florence, Political philosophy, House of Medici]

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A Comprehensive Review Of The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli

- A Comprehensive Review of The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli Ryan Ardelle University of Pittsburgh ADMJ 1235: Organized Crime Professor Giunta October 21, 2014 No book has been as influential to the practice of realpolitik throughout history as Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince. This Renaissance classic is so infamous for its unorthodox lessons that the author even has a word dedicated to him – Machiavellianism – referring to the employment of cunning, deception, expediency, or duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct....   [tags: Florence, House of Medici, Political philosophy]

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Michelangelo 's Influence On The Italian Renaissance

- Michelangelo was born in Caprese, Italy on March 6th 1475. His family was politically prominent as his family had large land property. His father was a banker and was looking to his son to engage in his businesses. As a young boy, he has ambitions of becoming a sculptor, but his father was very discouraging of this. He wanted his son to live up to the family name and take up his father’s businesses. Michelangelo became friends with Francesco Granacci, who introduced him to Domenico Ghirlandio(   [tags: Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici, Michelangelo]

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The Antonio Pierozzi ( 1389-1459 )

- Fra Antonio Pierozzi (1389-1459) was an influential archbishop in Florence during the Renaissance. Today, he is looked upon as a great example of the perfect Renaissance priest. This essay will examine his life as a clergy man and the qualities that make scholars view him as the perfect priest. I will discuss his virtues and the virtues expected of him in the time period and decide if he is, in fact, a perfect Renaissance priest. Gasparo Contarini wrote that “nobody can desire episcopal rank without the sin of arrogance or avarice or ambition....   [tags: Florence, House of Medici, Renaissance humanism]

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The Greatest Heroes Of The Renaissance Or The Great Villains?

- Were the Medicis the great heroes of the Renaissance or the great villains. The Medici’s were a prominent family in the Renaissance, who ruled Florence from 1434 to 1737. They are regarded as being one of the most powerful and richest families in the whole of Europe. The Medics used this great status and wealth to develop an improved Florence, one that was significantly influenced by the Renaissance. The Medici family can most certainly be regarded as the significant heroes of the Renaissance. This is due to their significant promotion and patronage in the arts, in turn bringing focus back to the antiquities, a major importance during the Renaissance period....   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, Lorenzo de' Medici, Tuscany]

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The Prince Analysis

- Historical Background Having spent his childhood most peacefully, Niccolo Machiavelli, the great Italian philosopher witnessed Italy’s state of decadence and intense political conflict in his adulthood. The then Italy was not a unified country rather, it was an accumulation of city-states, each with its own court and ruler, each of them attempting to addition control over the others. Italy was not only a place of domestic intrigue but also a battleground for the force-ravenous French, the Spanish, the Germans and the Catholic Church under the power of the popes....   [tags: Niccolo Machiavelli, Medici, politics, Italy]

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The Rise Of The Renaissance

- ... He served as a councillor to Henry VIII, and was later executed for his opposition to the Church of England. From his close friend, Erasmus of Rotterdam, we know that More initially wrote the second book of Utopia and may have been prompted by Erasmus to complete the work in 1516 (Baker-Smith). Utopia is written as a frame narrative where the character Raphael Hythloday, who allegedly travelled with Amerigo Vespucci to the New World, tells tales of a perfect place. The first book consists of the correspondences about and with Hythloday....   [tags: Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici, Pope Leo X]

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The Complexity And Beauty Of Renaissance Art

- The Complexity and Beauty of Renaissance Art Sandro Botticelli 's Primavera is one of the most famous Renaissance paintings. Created in 1482 and sometimes called the Allegory of Spring, the Primavera, italian for spring, was commissioned by Medici family. At the time of the painting the Medici became a dominant banking family. Orange trees in the background are a representation of the Medici as their family crest contains oranges. The complexity and beauty incorporated into the work compel the viewer to enter Venus’s Garden....   [tags: Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici, Sandro Botticelli]

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Botticelli 's Great Work Of Art The Primavera

- Botticelli’s great work of art the Primavera, also known as Allegory of Spring, painted ca. 1482, depicts different mythical characters, and is generally regarded as an allegorical depiction of spring. However, its symbolism and content have been subject to much controversy, and the painting is still interpreted differently by scholars to this day. Going through the different ways it has been interpreted, it is impossible to formulate a clear consensus. Its unclear origins make varying analyses and interpretations possible....   [tags: Florence, Sandro Botticelli, Lorenzo de' Medici]

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Economic Success and Political Influence of the Fuggers and Medicis

- In the late fifteenth, and early sixteenth centuries the first economic Golden Age began. Two families, the Fugger's and Medici's were of immense wealth and power. Both helped to finance projects for certain people and institutions of power, like the Pope, English Monarchy and the Holy Roman Empire. Their economic success and political influence caused much turmoil then, and even more in the future. Because of the Fuggers' and Medici's wealth and power in society they easily influenced politics, especially ecclesiastical governance by usury and sale of indulgences....   [tags: European History]

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Boticelli's La Primavera

- ... This may cause some confusion as the wind also blows from east to west and not in reverse. “The circle of the Zodiac, whose turning was thought to control the ebb and flow of the changing seasons, moves counter to the rotation of the earth. In schematic form, the seasons actually do move “backwards,” marching from right to left across the dome of the heavens.” Therefore, it can be concluded that Botticelli inspired by the poets and poetry that surrounded him, and the fact that young Lorenzo had just purchased a rural farm, used the rustic roman calendar as a basis for the compositional layout of “La Primavera.” In August of 1481, Lorenzo the Magnificent arranged for the marriage of t...   [tags: painting analysis, Medicis]

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Regulatory Action : Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp

- ... However, Medicis was accounting for its Sales Return Reserve Estimate at replacement cost instead of the gross sales price, which they considered to be an exchange exception, which caused the reported sales returns reserve to be materially understated and its reported revenue being misstated as well; The auditors with E&Y “failed to obtain sufficient competent evidential matter supporting Medicis’s conclusion that an exchange exception to SFAS 48’s general rule” supported the company’s actions and also failed to identify and properly address a material departure from GAAP (SUMMARY OF CASE, pg.41)....   [tags: Internal control, Audit, Auditing]

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Batlles, Medics, and Soldiers from the Revolutionary War

- We all know that we won the American Revolution. Do we know what happened through all the years that the men fought for our country. Through the approximately ten battles the Americans and England had Americans only won about half. In this paper I will analyze the battles, medics, and soldiers the made it possible for us to split from England. The revolutionary war is such a part of our history that it can be easy at times to forget the struggles that took place, and the strain of battle upon those that had to fight....   [tags: freedom, england, america]

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On the Nature of Man by Aristotle

-  Airs Waters and Places: Aristotle attributed the environment as a role to disease. This was an addition to the four humors from his work: On the Nature of Man. An Example is of people of the north whom were attributed to having phlegmatic properties due to their location and winter elements. People of Africa attributed to people of bile due to there how climate like that of the summer elements. Air, waters and places allowed the thought of the environment to be attributed to an illness. This theory allowed for better diagnosis of the actual cause of an illness and better treatment by knowing ones environment and culture....   [tags: airs waters, materia medica]

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Pearl Harbor: Different Viewpoints of This Horrible Day

- On the morning of December 7th, 1941 America was shocked about what had just happened to its country. And more shocked about what had happened in Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor was being attacked by the Imperial Navy, that was based out of Japan. Before the attacks that happened on Pearl Harbor, Japan has been speaking to the United States about prolonged peace, hope, and prosperity between the United States and Japan. But that dream of peace and prosperity came to a crashing halt on the morning of the attacks on Pearl Harbor....   [tags: military, medics, commander]

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Review of "The Central Line"

- This year, the applications to enroll in medical schools increased by 6.1 percent to more than 48,000, breaking records set in 1996 (Lopatto). Job openings for doctors and nurses sparked the interest of the younger generation, and this, I believe, is because of the enthralling and captivating experiences that result from these fields. The article “The Central Line” by Atul Gawande covers an example of what these future surgeons and medics learn while in the field. However, the student will not perform perfectly the first time....   [tags: Surgeons, Medics, Article Analysis]

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Creative Writing: The Flu Virus

- The flu virus has spread throughout the building, there were children shivering in the arms of their mothers, anxious fathers and frightened medics. As the President, Tom Mason had very little help to offer; they were under-staffed with the outside world only glimpsing at their troubles. When the first child commenced to cough blood, Lourdes Delgado snapped. Storming down the corridors, every man stepped out of the way as she barged into the royal office. The startled gasps did very little to hinder her confidence....   [tags: violence, frightened medics]

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Role of Women in the Scientific Revolution

- When most people think of the Scientific Revolution, they think of scientists such as Galileo, Newton, Brahe, and Boyle. However, many people do not even know about the many women who played a vital role in the scientific advancements of this period. Even when these women were alive, most of society either ignored them or publicly disapproved their unladylike behavior. Because of this, these women were often forgotten from history, and very little is known about the majority of them. Although their names rarely appear in history books, the female scientists of the Scientific Revolution still impacted the world of science in several ways....   [tags: female sex, queen christina, medicis]

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Giralamo Savonarola and the Development of the Renaissance in Florence

- THESIS STATEMENT The moral fanatic and religious fundamentalist, Giralamo Savonarola, inhibited the development of the Renaissance in Florence and brought the city back into the Middle Ages. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through scholarly research of Florentine politics and daily life during the rule of the Medici, it is affirmed that Giralamo Savonarola used religion and fear to inhibit the progression of the Renaissance in Florence. INTRODUCTION Religion provides hope for those who are hopeless. It aims to welcome those who are alienated and feel that their life has no purpose....   [tags: Florentine Politics, Religion]

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The 's Influence On European Civilization

- During the Renaissance many key facts and ideas also led to other great things that changed the world today. Art, architecture, philosophies, weather, the Medici Family all took part in the growth of the renaissance and power. Italy helped spread the renaissance with the spread of their new ideas. The Medici family also contributed to the spread of these ideas. One way that help grow towns and cities was The Black Plague. The Black Plague changed the way of art. Before the Black Plague, artists were focused on churches and god 's....   [tags: Florence, Italy, Renaissance, Tuscany]

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Michelangelo di Ludovico Buonarroti Simoni

- Michelangelo di Ludovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on March 6, 1475 in the Tuscan town of Caprese, which is located near Arezzo. His family was native to Florence, his father part of the Florentine government, therefore they returned to the city within a few weeks of his birth. Florence during the Renaissance period was a vibrant arts center, an opportune locale for Michelangelo’s innate talents to develop and flourish. His mother died when he was 6. Florence seemed to be a perfect city to raise a child with such artistic ambition....   [tags: Biography, Sculptor, Artist, Caprese, Italia]

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Machiavelli: The Father of Modern Political Science

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Patrons and Artisans of the Renaissance Period

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A Brief Treatise for Philosophical Inquiry During the Italian Renaissance

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The Art of Michelangelo

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The Story of Michelangelo

- ... As Florence was the artistic center of the early Renaissance, a period of outstanding autistics innovation and accomplishment that began in the early 1400s. In many ways the masterpieces that surround Michelangelo were his best teachers- ancient Greek and Roman statuary, and the painting, sculpture, and architecture of early Renaissance masters. He had demonstrated obvious talent has he was taking under the wing of Lorenzo de’ Medici, who was the rule of the Florentine republic and a great patron of the arts....   [tags: renaissance period, gothic styles]

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Commentary on Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince

- Relatively little is known for certain about Niccolò Machiavelli's early life in comparison with many important figures of the Italian Renaissance. Machiavelli was born May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. He attended the University of Florence; even a quick glance at his works reveals that he received an excellent humanist education, as his speech and opinions are highly intelligent, well read, and as far as the reader can tell, correct. For years after graduating, Machiavelli passionately engaged in diplomatic activity for Florence, traveling to the major points in Italy as well as to the royal magistrates of France and to the imperial Vatican court....   [tags: Italy, Renaissance, Politics]

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Summary Of ' The Prince '

- ... His main inspiration of writing The Prince was to help explain to Lorenzo De Medici how to stay in power. Lorenzo took it very different and did not agree with him in any way. Machiavelli wrote this whole novel about past experience and things he has learned. He attempts to explain the mandatory scheme and necessary knowledge a ruler must accomplish in order to gain and maintain a successful sovereignty. The novel serves as theoretical guide, confronting the definition of a good/bad ruler. Written almost 500 years ago by the so-called first political scientist in the world, Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince” brings forward a new outlook on virtue....   [tags: Florence, Political philosophy]

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Birth of Venus

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The Shift Between The Middle Ages And Renaissance

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The Life and Works of Michelangelo

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King Henry VIII: The Musical Court

- ... King Henry VIII’s musical ambitions served as a way to humanize him with the people who sometimes saw him especially later in his reign as a tyrant. Henry felt that music should be a vital part of society; he would listen to four hours of organ music played by Dionisio Memo, the organist of St. Marco, Venice. He also made his court listen to great performances of different musicians Henry thought highly of. Musicologist Andrew Ashbee described what it was like to be in the royal court when he said, “Music making at Henry’s court took place in public places such as the Guard Chamber, the Presence Chamber and the Chapel....   [tags: notorious British monarchs]

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The Renaissance Reformation

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Niccolo Machiavelli

- According to legend, just before his death, Niccolo Machiavelli told his friends that had remained faithful to him up until the very end about a dream he had had. In his dream, he had seen a group of peasants, wretched and decrepit in appearance. He asked them who they were. They replied, ‘We are the saintly and the blessed; we are on our way to heaven.’ Then he saw a crowd of formally attired men, aristocratic and grim in appearance, speaking solemnly of important political matters. Again, he asked them who they were and where they were going....   [tags: Philosophers ]

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Machiavelli: The Renaissance’s Anti-Humanist

- By the turn of the sixteenth century, the Italian Renaissance had produced writers such as Danté, Petrarch, Boccaccio and Castiglione, each with ideas rooted in the revival of Greek and Roman Classics, localization of the Christian traditions, idealistic opinions of women and individualism. From these authors spread the growth of the humanistic movement which encompassed the entirety of the Italian rebirth of arts and literature. One among many skeptics, including Lorenzo Valla, who had challenged the Catholic Church fifty years earlier in proving the falsity of the Donation of Constantine, Niccolò Machiavelli projected his ideas of fraudulence into sixteenth century Italian society by sugge...   [tags: Biography, Ancient Greece, Rome]

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The Prince, by Machiavelli

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The Powerful Truth of Machiavelli's The Prince

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Niccolo Machiavelli and Political Philosophy

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Biography of Michelangelo

- Biography of Michelangelo The second of five brothers, Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475, at Caprese, in Tuscany, to Ludovico di Leonardo di Buonarotto Simoni and Francesca Neri. The same day, his father noted down: "Today March 6, 1475, a child of the male sex has been born to me and I have named him Michelangelo. He was born on Monday between 4 and 5 in the morning, at Caprese, where I am the Podestà." Although born in the small village of Caprese, Michelangelo always considered himself a "son of Florence," as did his father, "a Citizen of Florence." His Childhood and Youth Buonarroti's mother, Francesca Neri, was too sick and frail to nurse Michelangelo, so he was placed with a w...   [tags: Michelangelo Artists Painters Essays]

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The Sistine Chapel

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The Renaissance Era, An Upbringing Of New Cultural Ideas And Innovations

- The Renaissance era, an upbringing of new cultural ideas and innovations. People began to expand their knowledge on humanism, music, science, artistic and social innovations. During this time period, art had begun to play a significant role in society. Artists have not only received a commission for their works, but also the world-renown frame. Two artists who have become famous for their works during the Italian Renaissance are Donatello and Michelangelo. These artists have both depicted David, a biblical hero....   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, Italian Renaissance]

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