The bloody and dramatic story of the battle for the soul of Renaissance Florence, one of the defining moments in Western history.
Paul Strathern studied philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin. He has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. He is a Somerset Maugham Prize-winning novelist; author of two series of books - Philosophers in 90 Minutes and The Big Idea- Scientists who Changed the World; Mendeleyev's Dream (shortlisted for the Aventis Science Book Prize); Dr. Strangelove's Game- A History of Economic Genius, The Medici- Godfathers of the Renaissance and The Artist, the Philosopher and the Warrior (published by Cape and Pimlico).
"A vivid tale in great detail" -- Alexander Cowan Times Literary Supplement