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Medici, House of

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Works: 1,426 works in 2,997 publications in 8 languages and 79,582 library holdings
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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 )

8 editions published between 1932 and 1966 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia del granducato di Toscana by Jacopo Riguccio Galluzzi( )

2 editions published in 1822 in Italian and held by 22 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

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

The last Medici by Harold Acton( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the last Medici Dukes of Tuscany, 1641-1737
[Fine binding]( Book )

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

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 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
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

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
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
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 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 V di scritture de signori Medici segnata con la lettera E by House of Medici( )

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
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
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)
 
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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 controlMedici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century FlorenceMedici women : portraits of power, love and betrayal from the court of Duke Cosimo IThe memoir of Marco Parenti : a life in Medici FlorenceThe Medici, Michelangelo, & the art of late Renaissance Florence
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