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The rise and fall of Niccolo Machiavelli.


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During the renaissance many new inventions and ideas where developed in Florence Italy. One of these ideas was a new political philosophy developed by  Niccolo Machiavelli. In his belief leaders sometimes has to be ruthless and be feared, hence one of his best known quotes “It is better to be feared than loved”.  Even today ...

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The rise of the de Medici family.


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This documentary is the first part of a series about the rise of a banking dynasty in Florence Italy. It shows how they practically started the Renaissance during the 14th century and helped giants like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo create their works. Later parts also show how they struggled in keeping their power ...

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The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance - Florence Italy


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Wealthy Florentine banker Cosimo de' Medici's search of Europe for relics of antiquity sparks classical learning and inventive thinking.