THE RISE OF THE MERCHANTS

The rise of the consumer economy in 14th century Italy created enormous wealth that increased the standard of living. This was especially true in Florence, where the Medici family became the richest bankers of Europe and leaders in Florentine politics. They used much of their wealth to support education and the arts.


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the great world history book stephan dinkgreve renaissance florence merchants black death medici banking

the great world history book stephan dinkgreve renaissance florence merchants black death medici banking

the great world history book stephan dinkgreve renaissance florence merchants black death medici banking

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