The Medici Letters: The Secret Origins of the Renaissance

The Medici Letters The Secret Origins of the Renaissance A shocking ancient secret The origins of western civilization discovered The Renaissance our most fundamental age of technological and artistic advance was built upon a secret passed down to a bankin

  • Title: The Medici Letters: The Secret Origins of the Renaissance
  • Author: Taylor Buck
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  • Page: 490
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  • A shocking ancient secret.The origins of western civilization discovered.The Renaissance our most fundamental age of technological and artistic advance, was built upon a secret passed down to a banking family in Florence the Medici.500 years ago that secret was buried.Florence, Italy, present day A trove of letters belonging to the Medici family is discovered underground.A shocking ancient secret.The origins of western civilization discovered.The Renaissance our most fundamental age of technological and artistic advance, was built upon a secret passed down to a banking family in Florence the Medici.500 years ago that secret was buried.Florence, Italy, present day A trove of letters belonging to the Medici family is discovered underground Archaeologist Kat Cullen comes across a map that leads her to the Swiss Alps where she is later found unconscious and her partner murdered Kat s husband, professor and classicist Jack Cullen, rushes to investigate He joins with Chester Allen, a brilliant scientist from surveillance enterprise TerraTEK Industries, and together they begin to unravel the mystery of the Medici letters in hopes of determining what happened in the Alps As they dig deeper, Jack stumbles across a secret the infamous Medici treasure is real However, word gets out and Jack soon realizes he s not the only one interested in finding it a deadly and elusive assassin attempts to seize control, throwing Jack into a series of harrowing escapades riding horseback through the streets of Siena, discovering clues inside ancient cathedrals, deciphering 500 year old cryptosystems and navigating an underground labyrinth in order to solve a secret so powerful it could change the world forever.This fast paced adventure blends together a modern day treasure hunt with historic accounts of Lorenzo de Medici in Renaissance Florence in an international thriller with plenty of dark twists and exciting turns.

    The Medici Letters The Secret Origins of the Renaissance Outside of writing adventure novels he is also a graphic designer and art director for a major Internet company He has authored two books The Island Project a hi tech thriller that takes place on the Big Island of Hawaii and The Medici Letters an international The Medici Letters The Secret Origins of the Renaissance May , The Medici Letters has a good mixture of history, but it s set in present day time with a lot of mystery and action It almost reminded me a little It can be hard to find a historical fiction book that I Medici Archive Project Official Site The Medici Archive Project is a research institute which focuses on developing new strategies in the development of Digital Humanities. The Medici Letters Book Cave When a trove of letters belonging to the Medici family is discovered underground, Jack Cullen discovers that the infamous Medici treasure is real But Jack soon realizes he s not the only one interested in finding it a deadly assassin attempts to seize control. The Medici Letters The Secret Origins of the Renaissance Find great deals for The Medici Letters The Secret Origins of the Renaissance by Taylor Buck , Paperback Shop with confidence on eBay THE MEDICI LETTERS by Jeff D Copeland NOOK Book eBook International adventure, a car race, romance, and great architecture the Medici Letters has it all Copeland s well researched novel is perfect for fans of the Da Vinci Code, Indiana Jones, and travel fiction, with many fabulous and creative settings. Taylor Buck Author of The Medici Letters Taylor Buck Great question In short nearly all of them The historical vignettes in The Medici Letters were based off actual documented accounts From the Great question In short nearly all of them The historical vignettes in The Medici Letters were based off actual documented accounts. Full text of Lives of the early Medici as told in their Full text of Lives of the early Medici as told in their correspondence See other formats Medici The Magnificent TV Series As new head of Medici s family he has to take care of his brother Giuliano and his sister Bianca He marries Clarice Orsini, a noble woman from Rome, and his friendship with Botticelli gives life to Catherine de Medici Catherine de Medici was born on April in Florence, Republic of Florence, the only child of Lorenzo de Medici, duke of Urbino, and his wife, Madeleine de la

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    1. I admit that in the beginning the name alone drew me in, I mean who doesn't recognize the name Medici. Especially if you have a love for history and all things European. There were supposed to be some danger and a treasure hunt with the bonus of letters from five hundred years ago. It sounded perfect. I admit I was hooked from the start and I was not disappointed.Katherine Cullen was an archaeologist and she really was good at what she did. She was about to locate the letters buried under the ci [...]

    2. This book is totally up my alley! It reminds me a lot of The DaVinci Code and my favorite book, Angels and Demons -both by author Dan Brown. I love history, i love suspense, I love NEEDING to flip through the pages and thats what I got from this book!!

    3. It can be hard to find a historical fiction book that I actually enjoy. Sometimes, they seem too much like a boring classic with not much going on. Excitement and historical fiction don't quite go hand and hand in my mind when I sit down to read one. I'm very glad this book was anything but that and had a lot more suspense to it then I was expecting! The Medici Letters has a good mixture of history, but it's set in present day time with a lot of mystery and action. It almost reminded me a little [...]

    4. There are quite a few comparisons to the Davinci Code here, and I see why a murder, a 500 yr old secret surfacing in Florence and a race against time but overall it is very different in characters and subject matter. The characters are fairly well-developed and the overall plot is gripping. Definitely a page turner. The vignettes from the 1400s also help carry the storyline to the end where past and present inevitably meet in a fun twist. If you want to learn more about the Renaissance and enjoy [...]

    5. Very exciting!A man is forced into a fast paced chase through the streets of Switzerland and Italy, all while trying to determine who the bad men are and finding clues to save his wife.

    6. Fascinating bookhistory, adventure,treasure hunt, philosophy,suspense, & who's the bad guys? Ah, and a little love story. Very believeable. Very enjoyable.

    7. I won this book in a Giveaway. Exciting Indiana Jones-esque mystery with a present-day treasure hunt through the Medici world of Florence, Italy and beyond. Filled with twists and turns, fun history and closer looks at the architectural wonders of the Florentine Renaissance, this book is both educational and thrilling. Technology and history are blended together seamlessly in this story. Never being too didactic, but still managing to unveil many intricate secrets of the technological and artis [...]

    8. All in all, I found this book to be an absolute thrillride. It danced back and forth between past and present, which allowed the present-day treasure hunt to have very detailed context. The Medici are a fascinating family! I had no idea how influential they were to Florence's culture, especially discovering artists like Michelangelo and DaVinci, among many others. The story wasn't perfecta few predictable parts(hence 4 stars) but the twist toward the end was unexpected and eye-opening. Interesti [...]

    9. A Humanist AdventureBack in the olden days, when books were printed, I survived an obsession with the classics. You know, books more easily understood with a classical education. My poor brain scampered down mythical pathways for so long it changed the way I spoke, wrote and dreamed. Here we have a piece of classical (humanist) fiction wrapped up in an adventure, kind of like a Mars Bar. So, grab a dictionary and dig into an adventure story that explores our humanity.

    10. Fascinating storyI really enjoyed this novel, having lived in Italy it was a look at the beginning of the Renaissance and I actually learned a lot while revisiting a time that I have never read much about. The author took me to modern day Florence and to a time when the greatest artists were reigning. A great summer read.

    11. A great read!! This is a fascinating story with a very likeable protagonist, Jack Cullen. Interesting twists and turns with a plausible explanation for the rise of the Medici family in Florence during the Renaissance. I enjoyed the modern day treasure hunt interspersed with snippets of the historical accounts of the life of Lorenzo D'Medici.

    12. This was quite good for self-published — good enough that I could imagine it published. It needs a good editor (who would cut the length by at least 25%) and some serious proofreading, but I enjoyed it.

    13. If you liked da Vinci code and similar takes - pick up this little gem for a fun adventure read that takes place simultaneously in two very different centuries!

    14. I love the idea behind the book, but the manuscript needs serious editing. Way too much repetition of ideas and reasons. The last 20% seemed to drag on and on.

    15. Intriguing premise I wasn't expecting much of this since I picked it up fairly cheap on , but I was pleasantly surprised. It's a very quick read and well written. I will warn that the first couple of chapters take a bit to push through but once the story got going I couldn't put it down. Anyone who enjoys mystery and history will love this book with a nice twist at the end.

    16. Exciting and EnlighteningThis story has all the elements needed for a great adventure. Plenty of history illuminates the plot. Certainly, nothing's more fun than a great treasure hunt.

    17. From recurrent typos (e.g your/you're) to the sense that the plot involving the anthropologist wife was merely a frame for the masculinist adventure story to the anachronistic presence of a light bulb in an early Renaissance structure, I am not quite sure why I stuck with this novel.

    18. Having been to Florence the author gives a real feeling of that city. His description are amazing. The book brings to life the Medici's inf it was hard to put this book down. This is a booth of both history & fiction. A must read.

    19. Medici LettersA good book from author Taylor Buck. It was a fairly quick and easy read. I would read more books from this author.

    20. PossibilitiesAn intriguing read. A different view of how history can be shaped. More study of histories greatest thinkers high on my list.

    21. Excellent plot coupled with thorough research and very effective writing style can make wonders!! There, summarized in one sentence!!

    22. Adventure for the times!This book is a nail biting adventure that is hard to walk away from once you get started. Start to finish hold onto your seat.

    23. The Medici Letters: The Secret Origins of the Renaissance by Taylor Buck. The giant leap in civilization aided by a powerful family - Medici's resulted in the renaissance, but why this family ?what are the secrets held by them? It was a walk in to the past with realism throughout the story line Only the characters of the modern day and their treasure hunt are fictitious but the rest of the story line was a ride into the past. Great historical fiction

    24. AmazingThrilling, educational and mysterious. I had to stop many times to research and actually study. The historical data is so fascinating and interesting. The author was very creative in combing the actual history into a very compelling take off intrigue and deception. I highly recommended this book even if you are not History buff.

    25. This book was an excellent read! I definitely want more. Exciting yet informative. Never a dull moment. Can't wait to read him again.

    26. Good read - kept my interest throughoutGood read, kept my interest throughout, however at times a little to much detail, but overall I enjoyed this book

    27. Historical fiction with modern twistAn engaging but somewhat convoluted story about the Medici treasure. Interesting characters with plot twists. Hard to put down Compelling.

    28. Fast readEnjoyable but now I must re-read history the technique of interspersed past chapters with present narrative is nice but a bit disruptive.

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