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The Resource Merchant writers : Florentine memoirs from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vittore Branca ; translated by Murtha Baca ; with a biographical essay by Cesare De Michelis

Merchant writers : Florentine memoirs from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vittore Branca ; translated by Murtha Baca ; with a biographical essay by Cesare De Michelis

Label
Merchant writers : Florentine memoirs from the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Title
Merchant writers
Title remainder
Florentine memoirs from the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Vittore Branca ; translated by Murtha Baca ; with a biographical essay by Cesare De Michelis
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Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"The birthplace of Boccaccio, Machiavelli, and the powerful Medici family, Florence was also the first great banking and commercial centre of continental Europe. The city's middle-class merchants, though lacking the literary virtuosity of its most famous sons, were no less prolific as writers of account books, memoirs, and diaries. Written by ordinary men, these first-hand accounts of commercial life recorded the everyday realities of their businesses, families, and personal lives alongside the high drama of shipwrecks, plagues, and political conspiracies. Published in Italian in 1986, Vittore Branca's collection of these accounts established the importance of the genre to the study of Italian society and culture. This new English translation of Merchant Writers includes all the texts from the original Italian edition in their entirety. Moreover, it offers a gripping personal introduction to the mercantile world of medieval and Renaissance Florence."--
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Provided by Publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Baca, Murtha
  • Branca, Vittore
Series statement
Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commerce
  • Merchants
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
Label
Merchant writers : Florentine memoirs from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vittore Branca ; translated by Murtha Baca ; with a biographical essay by Cesare De Michelis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Mercanti scrittori
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book of good practices / Paolo Da Certaldo -- Memoirs / Giovanni di Paolo Morelli -- Memoirs / Bonaccorso Pitti -- Mirror of humanity / Domenico Lenzi the Grain Merchant -- Memoirs / Donato Velluti -- Secret book / Goro Dati -- Last will and testament / Francesco Datini -- Book of family affairs / Lapo Di Giovanni Niccolo De' Sirigatti -- Memoirs / Bernardo Machiavelli -- Appendix: A portrait of Vittore Branca / Cesare De Michelis
Control code
ocn907173896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 407 pages
Isbn
9781442637146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907173896
Label
Merchant writers : Florentine memoirs from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vittore Branca ; translated by Murtha Baca ; with a biographical essay by Cesare De Michelis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Mercanti scrittori
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book of good practices / Paolo Da Certaldo -- Memoirs / Giovanni di Paolo Morelli -- Memoirs / Bonaccorso Pitti -- Mirror of humanity / Domenico Lenzi the Grain Merchant -- Memoirs / Donato Velluti -- Secret book / Goro Dati -- Last will and testament / Francesco Datini -- Book of family affairs / Lapo Di Giovanni Niccolo De' Sirigatti -- Memoirs / Bernardo Machiavelli -- Appendix: A portrait of Vittore Branca / Cesare De Michelis
Control code
ocn907173896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 407 pages
Isbn
9781442637146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907173896

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