The Medici, Godfathers of the Renaissance

The Medici, Godfathers of the Renaissance

The Magnificent Medici

Streaming Video - 2009
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Florence, August of 1466: Lorenzo de' Medici, the 17-year-old heir to the city's de facto leadership, foils a murderous plot against his father and saves his family from a coup d'etat. This program recounts the event and its long-term aftermath, including Lorenzo's unprecedented authority over Florentine business and society as well as further rivalries and violent attempts to neutralize the Medici dynasty. Also depicted: the rise of the zealous young monk Girolamo Savonarola and his divisive brand of religious fundamentalism, which eventually achieved what assassinations could not. Part of the series The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2004
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (56 min.) :,sd., col., digital file

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