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Medici, House of

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Works: 1,137 works in 2,113 publications in 7 languages and 62,341 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Genealogy 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: HF3590.F6, 380.9455
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Most widely held works by House of Medici
Florentine merchants in the age of the Medici; letters and documents from the Selfridge collection of Medici manuscripts by House of Medici ( Book )
5 editions published between 1932 and 1966 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correspondance de la filiale de Bruges des Medici by House of Medici ( Book )
in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Storia del granducato di Toscana by Jacopo Riguccio Galluzzi ( )
2 editions published in 1822 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inivstas svcessoens dos reys de Leāo, e de Castella: e izenção de Portugal by João Pinto Ribeiro ( Book )
1 edition published in 1642 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filza XII de signori Medici segnata con la lettera M by House of Medici ( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Miscellany of approximately 200 (largely original, but with some copies) legal and notarial documents, trial proceedings, accounts, and inventories, concerning the affairs of various members of Florentine families, including the Medici, the Arrigucci, the Altoviti and the Risaliti. Most of the documents contained in the filza concern legal matters of some kind, and can be divided into three broad categories, according to which areas of law they fall into: inheritance law, civil law, and commercial law. Among the last group is a document concerning a large debt owed by the Monte di Pietà and two private investors, Bartolomeo Corsini and Jacopo Ricciardi, to a Jewish ambassador, Juda Lullo, who had been received at the Medicean court. Credit records of transactions between members of the various families engaged in the textile trade are quite frequent. The filza also contains some accounts of the everyday transactions that result from the management of the various farms that composed the Medici estate
Filza XIII de signori Medici segnata con la lettera N by House of Medici ( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Miscellany of approximately 150 (largely 16th- and 17th-century copies, but with some originals) notarial and legal documents, inventories, accounts, and real estate deals, covering the years 1370-1693, concerning the affairs of various members of Florentine families, predominantly the Medici, but also the Altoviti, the Lapini, the Guicciardini, and the Capponi. The legal documents contained in the manuscript mostly concern unpaid or partially paid debts. Among the other areas touched on are inheritance law and commercial law. The filza also contains a particular kind of notarial documents, referred to as prove di nobiltà, written for the admission of individuals to the military religious order of the Knights of Malta
Filza IV delle scritture de signori Medici segnata con la lettera D by House of Medici ( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Miscellany of notarial, legal, and financial documents, concerning the affairs of the Medici family, with a large number of items covering various aspects of the management of the farms of Trespiano, Valdinievole, and Montecatini. Other documents deal with numerous Florentine small businesses, including goldsmiths, where the Medici were involved in some capacity (usually either as investors or as clients); dowry and inheritance matters pertaining to the Medici, the Guicciardini, the Quaratesi, and the Altoviti; contracts for the sale, purchase or rent of real property in Florence and nearby locations; and numerous miscellaneous accounts and credit records with individual counterparts as well as the Monte di pietà
Filza III di scritture de signori Medici segnata, con la lettera C by House of Medici ( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Miscellany of over 150 notarial and legal documents pertaining to the family affairs of a large number of members of the Medici family, as well as their business interactions with other Florentine merchants, such as the Detti and the Risaliti. The documents can be divided into two broad categories: those documents that pertain to matters of civil, property and family law, and those that concern matters of commercial law and property law for business purposes, with the latter group being significantly larger. Documents that fall under the first category are mostly about dowries; inheritance; and various aspects of the management of the large estate of the Medici. Documents in the second group include sale and rental contracts for structures used for non-residential purposes, such as mills and shops; dealings related to the textile business; dealings related to the sale and purchase of produce and grains; contracts of small business incorporation; and accounts, debts, credits and related disputes. The last group of documents are copies, dated 1576, of 10 early 15th-century letters in Latin between officers of Massa e Cozzile and of Montecatini (in the manuscript as Monte Catini) di Valdinievole, 2 communi under Florentine jurisdiction, attempting to establish an agreement between the 2 communities (Folder 320). The letters have a limp cover made from a vellum bifolium from a liturgical manuscript
Filza IV de signori Medici segnata con la lettera C by House of Medici ( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection of legal, notarial (f.i recto-259v), and financial (f.250r-550v) documents pertaining to the affairs of numerous members of the Medici family, as well as their interactions with other Florentine aristocrats (in particular with the Arrigucci, the Antinori, the Guicciardini, and the Altoviti) and with the Church and its local representatives. The majority of the financial documents pertain to the large real estate of the Medici family, both in Florence and in its surrounding areas, such as the Mugello Valley. Numerous farms, pieces of land, and houses, property of Alamanno, Francesco, Vincenzo, Silvestro, Carlo, and other Medici, are described, sometimes in great detail. In certain cases, inventories of the furniture, tools, and utensils belonging to each property are also present; for farms, there are frequent memoranda, notes, and accounts pertaining to production and harvesting, together with credit records of the sale and purchase of produce, instruments, and materials. A brief description and history of the castle of Monte Giovi, outside Florence, is also present. The legal and notarial documents are largely related to the relationship between the Medici family and members of the local clergy. The Medici were heavily involved in many aspects of social and religious life in Florence, including the celebration of the mass; the organization and management of hospitals (referred to as spedali or ospedali, charitable institutions run by nuns or priests and funded both by the Church and by local noblemen, whose mission was to help the pauper); and the election of some of the leaders of the dioceses and other prelates. A large number of documents contain detailed information on these activities, emphasizing the important role held by Andrea, Bernardo, and Alamanno de' Medici in balancing temporal and secular power within the city of Florence. Other miscellaneous documents contained in this collection include accounts concerning a textile business owned by Carlo de' Medici; a letter by the Grand-duke Ferdinando II appointing a Jacinto Mannelli captain of a compagnia, a military division of roughly 200 soldiers
Filza XV de signori Medici segnata con la lettera P by House of Medici ( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection of financial documents mostly concerning the operations of the mint of Pisa, founded and managed by Vincenzo de' Medici, who also acted as depositario generale (director) of the Florentine mint under Cosimo II and Ferdinando I de' Medici. According to the numerous coinage and payment orders (referred to as ordini), Vincenzo de' Medici, with the help of his two local managers in Pisa, Oratio di Lionardo Tempi and Giovan Filippo Bonaiuti, authorized the minting of large amounts of metallic currency (in particular with non precious metals) in the newly founded mint. Said currency was sometimes minted to satisfy the requests of local merchants, who required small change to run their everyday transactions
Filza XXI delle scritture de signori Medici, segnata con la lettera X by House of Medici ( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection of legal and financial documents (for the most part original, but with some 16th- and 17th-century copies), correspondence, and miscellaneous items in two parts. The first part concerns the activities of numerous members of the Medici family and their counterparts (mainly engaging in grain and textile trade). However, transactions related to the sale and purchase of real property (usually accompanied by inventories), money lending (for example with Philip III, King of Spain), and everyday expenses are also present. A small number of documents pertain to the affairs of other Florentine families, such as the Strozzi, the Detti, the Giraldi, and the Segni. In the first part of the collection, genealogical tables for some of the families sometimes precede credit records. The second part primarily consists of accounts related to farm management (in particular for the Medici farms of Montecatini and Valdinievole, outside Florence); debts and credits with local investors; records of financial operations between members of the Medici family and the Florentine mint; and documents dealing with real estate sale and renovation. An extensive amount of correspondence (with correspondents in Florence, Pistoia, Pisa, Naples, and Messina) covers legal, commercial (grain and silk trade in particular), and occasionally personal matters. Miscellaneous documents are scattered throughout the second part of the collection and they pertain to tax collection on behalf of the Florentine government, either directly by members of the Medici family, or by local noblemen contracted by them; memoranda documenting the expenses to send Florentine ambassadors to numerous Italian and European destinations after the death of the Grand-duke of Tuscany, Francesco I de' Medici; genealogical tables of the Pucci family of Florence; and drawings in ink of a well
Filza VII di scritture de signori Medici segnata con la lettera G by House of Medici ( Book )
in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection of documents, mostly legal and notarial, pertaining to a lawsuit brought by Carlo de' Medici and Bastiano del Pace against Giovanbattista Bettini. The dispute started in 1535 because of a disagreement over a large sale of textile and silk products. The same year, after a failed attempt to resolve the matter informally, the parties went to the administrative court (referred to as Tribunale di Prima Istanza). The case involved a lengthly litigation phase, documented in detail in the manuscript, and was concluded in 1552, when Medici and del Pace agreed to settle with Bettini. Due to the proportions of the suit, and to the active role that the parties had in the Florentine textile trade, the Arte della Lana, the guild of wool workers, was also involved. A large number of local merchants and workers were examined and their depositions are scattered throughout the filza. A few accounts for the debts and credits related to the lawsuits are also present
Filza X de signori Medici segnata con la lettera K by House of Medici ( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection of legal and business documents pertaining to the affairs of numerous members of the Medici family and their relationship, often tumultuous, with other aristocratic families (including the Altoviti; the Risaliti; the Gianfigliazzi; the Guadagni; the Quaratesi; the Samminiati; the Ceccherini; the Capponi; and many others); Florentine merchants (especially those belonging to specific guilds, such as the Arte della seta, also known as Arte di Porta Santa Maria, the Arte del cambio, and the Arte della lana); and local and Italian banks and financial institutions (including the Medici Capponi bank and the Florentine mint, as well as the Monte di pietà). The majority of the items are legal documents, in particular trial proceedings and associated notes, petitions, letters, and complaints, for the many prolonged lawsuits the families brought against either their own relatives or business counterparts. Among these trials, some of the longest and most complex are the one between the heirs of Bernardo de' Medici, Carlo and Alamanno, over the possession of a silver cross with an encased relic, supposedly wood from the Holy Cross (1602); of various members of the Gianfigliazzi family against Vincenzo de' Medici (1658) for multiple unpaid debts, including part of the dowry for his wife, Smeralda Gianfigliazzi; between Andrea de' Medici and Benedetto Quaratesi, (1619) who had allegedly been promised that Andrea would cover the payment of his dowry, as well as offer him a generous share of the profits of the silk workshop he owned (Andrea disputed this agreement once Quaratesi got married); and between the city of Florence and the Monte di pietà against the bankers Neri Capponi and Andrea de' Medici (1630), concerning tax collection and payment, and miscellaneous debts. Sometimes appeals to or involvement of the Grand-dukes also occurred during the trials. The financial documents in the manuscript, which include accounts, credit records, memoranda, receipts, and reports, concern many crucial areas of the Florentine economy, ranging from guilds and their activities (primarily trade and manufacture), to banking (with particular attention to the Medici Capponi bank and its financial operations in Italy and in various European markets), to small businesses, like stores and workshops. In certain cases genealogical information about a specific family is given. Other miscellaneous documents pertain to sale, purchase, and lease of real property in Florence and in the surrounding areas; petitions; and reports concerning farm management and produce harvest
Italian Renaissance manuscript collection ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On view in this digital collection are eleven autograph, signed letters written between members of the Medici family of Florence and others in their social and political circles, including Angelo Poliziano, the Sforza family, Palla Strozzi, and Francesco Guicciardini. Written between 1426 and 1522, the letters touch on a number of issues urgent to the House of Medici including military campaigns, political associations, and the trials of family life
Filza XX de signori Medici segnata con la lettera V by House of Medici ( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection of financial, notarial, legal, and miscellaneous documents concerning a wide range of activities of the Medici family and their Florentine and international counterparts. Most of the business documents consist of accounts, receipts, credit records, and inventories pertaining to farm management in Tuscany (especially the farms of Trespiano, Valdinievole, Fiesole, and Montecatini, all outside Florence), often with real estate plans and maps; to the iron, silver, textile, silk, grain, and slave trades both in Italy (primarily in Florence, Livorno, Pisa, Naples, and Messina) and abroad (in particular Spain, the Netherlands, France, and Germany), involving members of the Medici family, other Florentine merchants (including the Capponi, the Altoviti, the Guadagni, and the Gondi), Florentine guilds, as well as the Dutch branch of the East India Company; to financial operations involving the Medici Capponi bank of Florence and Naples, the Florentine mint, and the Monte di pietà (including documents dealing with the possibility of the Florentine government borrowing money from Jewish lenders); and to miscellaneous records of debts, credits, and other small transactions. Legal documents include real estate dealings; contracts and small disputes over farm production or farm boundaries; and documents pertaining to Vincenzo de' Medici's estate, with particular attention to his will and his daughters' dowry arrangements. Other miscellaneous items include memoranda; instructions on leather manufacture; and genealogical tables of various degrees of detail and accuracy for different branches of the Medici family
Filza V di scritture de signori Medici segnata con la lettera E by House of Medici ( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection of miscellaneous legal, financial, and notarial documents concerning the affairs of numerous members of the Medici (in particular the heirs of Bernardo de' Medici, whose complicated will and consequent devolution of property is discussed at length in multiple financial and notarial documents) and other Florentine families, such as the Capponi, the Mannelli, the Salviati, the Ridolfi, the Ricasoli, the Detti, the Cappelli, the Betti, and others. Documents pertaining to sale and purchase of textile products, as well as debts and credits with Tuscan, Italian (from Pisa, Venice, Genoa, Pistoia, Pietrasanta, and Messina), and Spanish (from the kingdom of Naples) investors, all involving the Medici, are also present the collection. Most of the legal documents are receipts (referred to as fedi) for payments of small amounts of cash for taxes and other duties. Brief accounts of two trials, one for murder and another for attempted murder, as well as other documents dealing with prisoners and ex-prisoners who were the recipients of charitable donations, are scattered throughout the filza. A small number of other legal documents concern bird hunting regulations for the Florentine region in the 17th century
Euclide arabe. [Elementorum libri XIII, ex traditione Nasiridini Tusini, nunc primum Arabice impressi by Euclid ( Book )
1 edition published in 1594 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Filza XVI di scritture de signori Medici segnata con la lettera Q by House of Medici ( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Miscellany of notarial, legal, and financial documents, concerning the affairs of the Medici family, with a large number of items covering the lengthy dispute over the inheritance of Vincenzo de' Medici, who left his wife, Ottavia Altoviti, and their children a significant debt with the Monte di pietà̀. Other documents deal with the creation of the Capponi Medici bank by Andrea de' Medici and Neri Capponi; the management of the farms of the Medici family (including Trespiano and Valdinievole); the collection of the gabelle, taxes on various products and activities; business between the Medici Florentine counterparts; and iron and precious metals trade with Spain and the Far East. A few inventories of movable possessions found in Medici properties as well as petitions to Medici Grand-dukes are also present
 
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