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    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

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    The Renaissance Reformation

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    Philosophy (A History of Western Philosophy). Oxford: Oxford University Press, USA, 1992. Harris, R. Baine. The Significance of Neoplatonism (Studies in Neoplatonism ; V. 1). Norfolk: State University of New York Press, 1976. Kent, Dale. Cosimo de` Medici and the Florentine Renaissance. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. Matthews, Roy T., F. DeWitt Platt and Thomas F. X. Noble. The Western Humanities. 7th ed. Vol. II. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. II vols.

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    specifically noting their successes and failures. Using this information from his observations, Machiavelli wrote The Prince in order to try to re-enter politics by “assisting” the man whom had exiled him, Lorenzo de Medici, in his ruling. Though this was more of a plot to try to gain the favor of Lorenzo, he does note in his book that in order to gain the favor of a prince, you must present him with a gift; that was the purpose of his novel. In it, Machiavelli analysis’s the various types of monarchies

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    form of government that he would rather have it be a strong yet merciful tyranny. He wasn’t paid for writing The Prince, it wasn’t even originally a book, but a series of letters to the Prince Lorenzo de Medici. He wrote it during exile, after he had been arrested and tortured by Medici’s people, so it is doubtful that they had a bountiful relationship. Machiavelli’s intent, it would seem to the naked eye, was not to taunt the Prince, but to give him advice about how to survive

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    The Medici Bank

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    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

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    Francios Rabelias

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    humanitatis, or humanities, which included grammar, rhetoric (the art of persuasive argument), poetry, history, and moral philosophy. It was designed to make the Christian well-rounded and virtuous. '; People like Michangelo, Leonardo da Vinchi, Lorenzo de Medici, Raphael,and St. Thomas More were humanists. They were concerned with human welfare, this is the reason why it is represented in there works. The one I am going to focus on is Francios Rabelias. Rabelias was a writer. Over time many of the information

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    Changing Interpretations of The Prince and Niccolo Machiavelli After five hundred years, Niccolo Machiavelli the man has ceased to exist. In his place is merely an entity, one that is human, but also something that is far above one. The debate over his political ideologies and theories has elevated him to a mythical status summed up in one word: Machiavelli. His family name has evolved into an adjective in the English language in its various forms. Writers and pundit’s bandy about this new

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    he was 13, his father agreed to apprentice him to some well-known painters in Florence. Michelangelo was unsatisfied with these artists, because they would not teach him their artistic secrets. He went to work under another sculptor hired by Lorenzo de Medici. When Michelangelo was 21, he went to Rome, where he was commissioned to carve a group of marble statues showing the Virgin Mary supporting the dead Christ on her knees. His sculpture was called Madonna Della Pieta, and it made Michelangelo

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    Aleksandr Kadzokov Ms. DiCarlo CHY 4U1 19 February 2014 Medici Family Source Analysis The research conducted in the paper “Robust Action and the Rise of the Medici, 1400-1434” by John F. Padgett and Christopher K. Ansell states that during the Renaissance, the Medici family had a positive impact on the citizens of Florence. Validity: Author and Editors: John F. Padgett (Santa-Fe), PhD (UNC-Chapel Hill) John F. Padgett (Ph.D., Michigan, 1978) is a Professor of Political Science at the University of

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    Cosimo

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    The first of the Medici family to hold a high public office was Ardingo de Medici in 1296 (Cleough, James, and Christopher Hibbert). With him began a family that would dominate and influence Europe for generations to come. For most, Medici’s high power came through the great Cosimo. Through his early struggles of maintaining power, expanding his empire, and his patronages, Europe was transformed like never before. After Ardingo De Medici, within the next 30 years, two more members of the family held

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