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Iris Origo

The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City

€15,95

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.

Format: Paperback
Published: in UK in 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 400
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780241293928
ISBN 10: 0241293928

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The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City

€15,95