Family members of the Medici family were banking pioneers, nobility, monarchs, and popes. Historian Dr. Brian Sandberg, Northern Illinois University, joins the show to share more about the Medici’s manifold of activities, and rise to prominence, during the Italian Renaissance.
From 2003-2006, Professor Sandberg performed his postdoc at The Medici Archive Project in Florence, Italy.
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- Professor Sandberg is author of the monographs War and Conflict in the Early Modern World: 1500 – 1700 (Polity Press, 2016) and Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (John Hopkins Press, 2010); and co-author of the book The Grand Ducal Medici and their Archive (1537-1743) (Brepols, 2016)