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Post by TriciaG » March 30th, 2020, 5:19 pm

The Medici, Volume 2 by G. F. Young (1846 - 1919).

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This 2-volume work relates the history of the Medici family through three centuries and eleven generations, from its rise from obscurity, to its zenith of power and influence, to its eventual decay and ruin. It outlines their history in conjunction with the major events of Europe and dwells much on the artists and artworks patronized by the Medici - the impetus of the Renaissance.

This second volume begins in 1537 and highlights Catherine, the last of the elder branch, then follows the younger branch to the eventual extinction of the family in 1743. ( TriciaG)
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Post by KevinS » March 30th, 2020, 5:52 pm

Sec. 45, please.

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Post by TriciaG » March 30th, 2020, 5:53 pm

You're in!
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Post by Availle » March 30th, 2020, 6:32 pm

Girl... I thought I'd want to read more about Catherine... but she's practically a third of the book... :shock:

I'm up for it, but I might not be able to handle all of it within 2 months.

What do you say Tricia?
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Post by TriciaG » March 31st, 2020, 5:49 am

Hmm. I'd rather give others a chance to record about her, too. Are you OK with me limiting readers to, say, 3 open claims at a time?
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Post by Availle » March 31st, 2020, 6:04 am

Well, it's your project, clearly you can do what you want. :lol:

Okay, how about I'll start with chapter 19 - that's four parts - and then I'll see what's left of Catherine and/or the rest of the book?
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Post by TriciaG » March 31st, 2020, 6:19 am

Done!
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Post by Ciufi » March 31st, 2020, 6:35 pm

Very excited to see this up! I’d like to claim sections 5 and 6, please.

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Post by TriciaG » April 1st, 2020, 5:53 am

They're yours!

Moving this to Readers Wanted. :)
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Post by Jmbau13 » April 2nd, 2020, 2:35 am

Can I claim 7-9 please? Terrific book series this - love learning about the contemporary events that had a bearing on what was happening at the time, or just as a wider context.
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Post by TriciaG » April 2nd, 2020, 5:59 am

You're in, Jane. Thanks!

And I agree - this author does a spectacular job of tying things together!
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Post by TriciaG » April 3rd, 2020, 4:48 pm

Thanks!
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Post by TriciaG » April 4th, 2020, 9:53 am

Section 5 PL OK!
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