Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola and the Battle for the Soul of Man
Lorenzo de' Medici:
The embodiment of Florence's most powerful family, a brutal man who ruled the city with an iron fist, whilst protecting it from the shifting mire of Italian politics.
Fra Girolamo Savonarola:
An unprepossessing provincial monk whose sermons, filled with Old Testament fury, resonated with the disenfranchised population of the city.
The battle between these two men would be a fight to the death, a series of sensational events - including a mighty foreign invasion, trial by fire, the 'Bonfire of the Vanities', terrible executions and mysterious deaths - featuring a cast of the most important and charismatic Renaissance figures.
Author: Paul Strathern
Size: 19.8 x 12.9 cm, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage Publishing