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The Merchant of Prato

Iris Origo

The Merchant of Prato

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    ISBN 105557083693
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    This was the home of Francesco di Marco Datini (), a textile magnate and secular patron saint of capitalism whose life was drawn so vividly by Italian-American author Iris Origo that he's become known by the title of her book, The Merchant of Prato. Datini invented the promissory note, and he kept scrupulous records of all his business activities -- the basis for Origo's book 1/3(1). The Merchant of Prato: Francesco Di Marco Datini By Pat In Lake Oswego on Superbly researched and written, this is a book of history taken from the detailed dairies of a successful merchant in 14th century Prato, Italy.


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The Merchant of Prato book. Read 16 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Francesco di Marco Datini, the 14th-century Tuscan merchant w /5(16). Iris Origo mined this treasure trove for all it was worth in "The Merchant of Prato," creating a fascinatingly detailed portrait of how people lived, what they ate, and what they thought in lateth-century Tuscany.

Because Datini was a merchant, his ledgers provide an intimate account of what goods were available to affluent Italians of his /5(4). Iris Origo mined this treasure trove for all it was worth in "The Merchant of Prato," creating a fascinatingly detailed portrait of how people lived, what they ate, and what they thought in lateth-century Tuscany.

Because Datini was a merchant, his ledgers provide an intimate account of what goods were available to affluent Italians of his 5/5(3).

the merchant of prato by Iris Origo ‧ RELEASE DATE: Ap Francesco di Marco Datini, a 14th century merchant, left the whole of his fortune to charity at his death. Francesco di Marco Datini, better known as the Merchant of Prato, left a personal archive has given us an intimate portrait of the life and work of a medieval Italian businessman.

In my novel, The Author: Pauline Montagna. Buy The Merchant of Prato: Francesco Di Marco Datini: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City New Ed by Origo, Iris (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(25).

The book is rightly celebrated as one of the most engrossing of all modern books on Italian life and history. The Merchant Of Prato Francesco Di Marco Datini Author: Iris Origo.

Francesco di Marco Datini (c. – 16 August ) was an Italian merchant born in is notable for having implemented the first partnership system in business in Biography.

Datini was one of four children of Marco di Datino and Monna Vermiglia, who, along with two of their children, both died as a result of the Black Death in The Merchant of Prato, which was first published inis a vivid recreation of the everyday life of a medieval Tuscan merchant, Francesco Maria Di Marco Datini ().

Drawing on a. Merchant of Prato presents imports from Italy, France, England, Germany and beyond. Exquisite handpainted Henriot Quimper Faience pottery from Brittany, France. Beautiful handmade Italian majolica ceramics and pottery from Deruta, Umbria and Castelli, Italy. The Merchant of Prato by Iris Origo,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

Editions for The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in 2. About The Merchant of Prato. A warm, intimate, and engrossing biography of Francesco di Marco Datini, who built a powerful mercantile network in fourteenth-century Tuscany, and a peerless evocation of the sensations, personalities, and everyday struggles of Italian life more than half a millennium in the past.

The book is rightly celebrated as one of the most engrossing of all modern books on Italian life and history. The Merchant of Prato, Francesco Di Marco Datini, Iris Origo,Origo, Iris, b.

— Biography & Autobiography. Book Summary: The title of this book is The Merchant of Prato and it was written by Iris Origo, Barbara Tuchman (Foreword). This particular edition is in a Paperback format.

This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $Pages: The Merchant of Prato's Wife. Margherita Datini and Her World, This book will be of interest to both scholars and general readers of women’s history.

In addition, historians of early modern Italy and, more generally, of early modern Europe will find this book valuable. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Merchant of Prato's Wife: Margherita Datini and Her World, by Ann Morton Crabb at Barnes & Noble. FREE Due to COVID, orders may be : Her book The Merchant of Prato is an invaluable source for students of Italian city and mercantile life, based on extensive research in the archives of merchant Francesco di Marco Datini (–).

She also cast light on a little-known facet of medieval and early Italian life in an article, "The Domestic Enemy: the Eastern Slaves in. The Merchant of Prato Book Summary and Study Guide.

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The Merchant of Prato's Wife. Although the fourteenth-century Italian merchant Francesco Datini has received attention from business historians, there has previously been no full study of his wife, Margherita Datini.

Drawing on a sizable trove of Margherita’s correspondence held in the Archivio di Stato di Prato, including hundreds of. Ray prato Ray Prato @ NJMPDoni della Morte, Parte 1 in Blu-ray: Sul prato con Rupert, Tom e i gemelli, NASA Spec E30 LRP 7/3/15, Spec E30 NJMP Thunderbolt. Francesco di marco datini, the merchant of prato Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.

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Dall'archivio di Francesco Datini, mercante pratese celebrandosi in Prato addi. XVI d'agosto MDCCCCX auspice la pia casa de' Ceppi il V centenario della morte di lui / Giovanni Livi.

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Fascinating details about the textile industry years ago are contained in Iris Origo's book The Merchant of Prato. The legendary merchant was a 14th century Dick Whittington, dyehouse owner and trading magnate. Using the book as a basis, Nigel Morton looks at the relationship between textile processing then and : Nigel Morton.

Francesco di Marco Datini, the 14th-century Tuscan merchant who forms the central subject of Iris Origo's study, has now probably become the most intimately accessible figure of the later Middle Ages.

The book is rightly celebrated as one of the most. Drawing on an astonishing cache of someletters unearthed centuries after Datini's death, The Merchant of Prato reveals 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 unequaled source of knowledge about the texture of daily. Synopsis Recreating the small, earthy, violent and innocent world of 14th century Prato, this book looks at the life of the merchant Francesco di Narco Datini. Iris Origo is the author of "The Last Attachment" and "Images and Shadows"/5(25).

The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City: Iris Origo: Books - (24). In The Merchant of Prato she borrows a more challenging metaphor.

The book’s opening words – epigraphic if not actually placed as an epigraph – are by the historian Marc Bloch: ‘L’historien ressemble à l’ogre de la fable. Là où il flaire la chair humaine, il sait que là est son gibier.’.

The merchant of Prato, Francesco di Marco Datini, Item PreviewPages: Datini, a fourteenth-century Florentine merchant banker, provides us with one of the great success stories of the Middle Ages.

He left behind the entire archive of his business - overletters, some ledgers and accounts books, and a mass of personal and business documents that Iris Origo tracked down, translated, selected, and made accessible to the. Prato is a small town in Tuscany, about 10 miles from Florence. Then, as now, Prato was in Florence’s shadow.

At the age of fifteen with only a few florins to his name, Francesco ap­pren­ticed himself to a merchant in Avignon, then home of the Papal court.

Thirty-three years later, he returned to Prato, a wealthy man. Margherita Bandini Datini may be familiar to many scholars and students of the Renaissance as the wife of Francesco Datini, a Pratese trader who earned the title of “The Merchant of Prato” in Iris Origo’s book of the same : Holly S.

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Fascinating details about the textile industry years ago are contained in Iris Origo's book The Merchant of Prato. The legendary merchant was a 14th century Dick Whittington, dyehouse owner Author: Nigel Morton.

Date: Wednesday 10th February Venue: The Vauxhall Centre, University of Aston, Birmingham Sponsor: Peter Cannon-Brookes Francesco di Marco Datini aka .The city of Prato has special meaning for me since it was the home of one of Tuscany's most influential citizens, Francesco di Marco Datini, whose palazzo I visited, and whose life I read about in the book The Merchant of Prato by Iris Origo.

Datini was a wealthy textile merchant who had great influence in political circles. The pleasure of reading Iris Origo's fascinating book The Merchant of Prato will be enhanced by visiting the Palazzo Datini where he lived.

Trouble has been taken to display such things as trade routes and his domestic life, which all add to the story you have read.4/5(46).