The Memoir of Marco Parenti: A Life in Medici Florence
Originally published by Princeton University Press, The Memoir of Marco Parenti is now available only in this edition.
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- Page Count: 288 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 8.0in
A Renaissance perspective on what it is to be human.
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
Mark Phillips is a professor in the Department of History at Carleton University.
Table of contents
Note on abbreviations and sources
Family: Marco Parenti and the Strozzi
Politics: Repatriation and Reform
History: Marco Parenti's Memoir
Subjects and Courses