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Merchant of Prato by Iris Origo

Title Merchant of Prato
Author Iris Origo
Publisher Penguin Classics
Release 2017-05-04
Category
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780241293928
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This extraordinary re-creation of the life of a medieval Italian merchant, Francesco di Marco Datini, is one of the greatest historical portraits written in the twentieth century. Drawing on an astonishing cache of letters unearthed centuries after Datini's death, it reveals to us a shrewd, enterprising, anxious man, as he makes deals, furnishes his sumptuous house, buys silks for his outspoken young wife and broods on his legacy. It is an unequalled source of knowledge about the texture of daily life in the small, earthy, violent, striving world of fourteenth-century Tuscany. 'Datini has now probably become most intimately accessible figure of the later Middle Ages ... brilliant and intricate' The Times 'As a picture of Tuscany before the dawn of the Renaissance it is a complement to The Decameron' Sunday Times

The Merchant of Prato by Iris Origo

Title The Merchant of Prato
Author Iris Origo
Publisher Penguin UK
Release 1963
Category Italy
Total Pages 389
ISBN 9780140550337
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Francesco di Marco Datini, the 14th-century Tuscan merchant who forms the subject of the Marchesa Origo's study, has now probably become the most intimately accessible figure of the later-Middle Ages. In 1870 the whole astonishing cache, containing some 150,000 letters and great numbers of business documents, came to light. The Marchesa Origo has drawn on this material to paint, in detail, a picture of Italian domestic life on the eve of the Renaissance.

The Merchant of Prato by Iris Origo

Title The Merchant of Prato
Author Iris Origo
Publisher
Release 1957
Category Italy
Total Pages 380
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Merchant of Prato by Marchesa Iris Origo

Title The Merchant of Prato
Author Marchesa Iris Origo
Publisher
Release 1937
Category
Total Pages 380
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Merchant of Prato by Iris Origo

Title The Merchant of Prato
Author Iris Origo
Publisher
Release 1957
Category Italy
Total Pages 380
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Merchant of Prato by Iris Origo

Title The Merchant of Prato
Author Iris Origo
Publisher Penguin UK
Release 2017-05-04
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 400
ISBN 0241303818
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Francesco di Marco Datini, the 14th-century Tuscan merchant who forms the subject of Iris Origo's study, has now probably become the most intimately accessible figure of the later Middle Ages. In 1870 the whole astonishing cache, containing some 150,000 letters and great numbers of business documents, came to light. Iris Origo drew on this material to paint, in detail, a picture of Italian domestic life on the eve of the Renaissance. The book is rightly celebrated as one of the most engrossing of all modern books on Italian life and history.

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