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Medici, House of

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Works: 1,488 works in 3,182 publications in 8 languages and 81,790 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Exhibition catalogs  Genealogy 
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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 )

7 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondance de la filiale de Bruges des Medici by House of Medici( Book )

in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia del granducato di Toscana by Jacopo Riguccio Galluzzi( )

2 editions published in 1822 in Italian and held by 17 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 X de signori Medici segnata con la lettera K by House of Medici( )

in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
[Medici family, biographical materials]( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filza IV delle scritture de signori Medici segnata con la lettera D by House of Medici( )

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 small businesses in Florence, including goldsmiths, where the Medici were involved in some capacity (usually either as investors, such as Vincenzo and Andrea de' Medici, or as clients); dowry and inheritance matters pertaining to the Medici (Camilla, Elisabetta, and Caterina), the Guicciardini, the Quaratesi, and the Altoviti (with extensive information about Lucrezia Guadagni); 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 I delle scritture de signori li Medici, segnata con la lettera A by House of Medici( )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Miscellany of legal, notarial, and financial documents, mostly original, but occasionally copies (especially the older 14th-century documents), dealing with the affairs of numerous members of the Medici family. Most of the legal and notarial documents are wills (of Silvestro de' Medici, also referred to as Salvestro, of Carlo de' Medici, and many others), dowries (of Elisabetta Ronconi), marriage contracts (for example between Andrea de' Medici and Lucrezia Guadagni), or disputes concerning the terms of such contracts. Among the financial documents, most of which are credit and debit records for small transactions, noteworthy are papers concerning a large loan paid to the king of France Henry II from Cosimo I de' Medici (f. 367r), and a donation to the Monastery of Santa Caterina, Florence (f. 264r). A small but detailed genealogy of the Medici family is also present (f.184r)
Miscellaneous correspondence and documents by Medici family( )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Financial documents such as accounts, receipts, and credit records concerning the operations of the Capponi-Medici bank of Florence and Naples (Folders 235-243) and other institutions and investors (Folders 244-265); inventories, accounts, and excerpts dealing with rural life and farm management (Folders 266-275); undated petitions addressed to the Medici Grand-dukes (Folders 276-278); and other unidentified and sometimes undated items (Folders 279-280)
Filza XV de signori Medici segnata con la lettera P by House of Medici( )

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 VII di scritture de signori Medici segnata con la lettera G by House of Medici( )

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 III di scritture de signori Medici segnata, con la lettera C by House of Medici( )

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
Il tesoro dei Medici : oreficerie, argenterie, pietre dure by Antonio Morassi( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Giambologna 1529-1608 : sculptor to the Medici by Arts Council of Great Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Filza XXI delle scritture de signori Medici, segnata con la lettera X by House of Medici( )

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 XIII de signori Medici segnata con la lettera N by House of Medici( )

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
[Fine binding]( Book )

2 editions published in 1500 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Medici and Stuart : a Grand Ducal gift of "Giovanni Bologna" bronzes for Henry, Prince of Wales, 1612 by Katharine Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Filza XII de signori Medici segnata con la lettera M by House of Medici( )

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
 
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April blood : Florence and the plot against the MediciMurder of a Medici princessThe rise and decline of the Medici Bank, 1397-1494Florence and the Medici : the pattern of controlThe memoir of Marco Parenti : a life in Medici FlorenceMedici women : portraits of power, love and betrayal from the court of Duke Cosimo IMedici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century FlorenceThe Medici, Michelangelo, & the art of late Renaissance Florence
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