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The Devil's Broker - Frances Stonor Saunders

(Item: BOOK2592)

THE DEVIL'S BROKER

Seeking Gold, God, and Glory in Fourteenth-Century Italy

Frances Stonor Saunders

Stated First Fourth State Edition

Hardbound - Gray Board/Gilt Lettering

Book Description: New York : Fourth Estate, 2004

Book Condition:  Very Good/Bumped Spine/Edges

Dust Jacket Condition:  Very Good/Not Clipped

Lightly Bumped/Rubbed

Maps Frontispiece - Color Illustration Section

Octavo

396 Pages

 A vibrant history of Italy in the cataclysmic fourteenth century as seen through the life of a brilliant military strategist and bandit lord.  At the dawn of the Renaissance, hordes of mercenaries swooped down on the opulent city-states of Italy and commenced to drain them dry. The greatest of all the bandits was Sir John Hawkwood, an English expatriate and military genius who formed his own army, cleverly pitted ancient rivals against one another, held the Pope for ransom, and set blood running in the streets. In this gripping biography of the charismatic Hawkwood, Frances Stonor Saunders illuminates the fourteenth century as a time of plague, political schism, and religious mania offset by a gargantuan appetite for spectacle and luxury.

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