Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance: Ep.1 – Birth of a Dynasty

Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance – Birth of a Dynasty. Europe, 1400: A continent torn apart by war and plague is dominated by the authority of the Catholic Church. In the towns and cities live merchants and entrepreneurs who sense that their world is changing. With increasing trade and wealth an appetite for enlightenment develops. No longer neglected in the shadows of the Church, classical philosophy, poetry, art and sculpture begin to reach a new audience. This is especially true in cosmopolitan cities like Florence, home of Cosimo de’Medici. (55:28 min)

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