The Memoir of Marco Parenti: A Life in Medici Florence

By Mark Phillips

© 2000

Originally published by Princeton University Press, The Memoir of Marco Parenti is now available only in this edition.

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"Phillips has enriched our understanding of Renaissance Florence by extensively presenting contemporary evidence from the diaries, letters, and memoir" - The Sunday Times

The Memoir of Marco Parenti: A Life in Medici Florence

By Mark Phillips

© 2000

Originally published by Princeton University Press, The Memoir of Marco Parenti is now available only in this edition.

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 8.0in
  • Reviews

    A Renaissance perspective on what it is to be human.


    Renaissance Quarterly

    Phillips has enriched our understanding of Renaissance Florence by extensively presenting contemporary evidence from the diaries, letters, and memoir.


    The Sunday Times

    Marco Parenti was a moderately prosperous silk merchant in fifteenth-century Florence, decently educated, a responsible citizen, an amateur historian and a man with a leaning toward the natural science. Mark Phillips is a scrupulous twentieth-century scholar with a particular interest in why and how other men wrote history. The encounter between the two has resulted in an outstanding book. Parenti is marvelously vivid and endearing, in his study, in his warehouse, in his city, in a society where a man did not 'separate the prosperity of his soul from the health of his body or the wealth of his possessions.


    Penelope Fitzgerald, in The New York Times Book Review
  • Author Information

    Mark Phillips is a professor in the Department of History at Carleton University.

  • Table of contents

    Preface

    Note on abbreviations and sources

    Introduction

    Part I

    Family: Marco Parenti and the Strozzi

    Part II

    Politics: Repatriation and Reform

    Part III

    History: Marco Parenti's Memoir

    Appendix

    Index

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