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Mick Mickelsen
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Today I just got back from a trip to Florence. Everything Medici there has whetted my appetite for this game.

Does anyone have any suggested reading to enrich the gaming experience?

I am thinking about reading The House of Medici by Christopher Hibbert.

Anything else come to the mind of you Renaissance scholars out there in BGG land?
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Benvenuto Cellini's autobiography is a ripping yarn. He was a sculptor, goldsmith, musician, soldier and murderer who was born in Medici Florence. His work, adventures and scrapes with the law took him across Italy and to Paris.

If you're looking for something more serious then Jacob Burckhardt's Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy is a classic text.
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mickmick wrote:
Today I just got back from a trip to Florence. Everything Medici there has whetted my appetite for this game.

Does anyone have any suggested reading to enrich the gaming experience?

I am thinking about reading The House of Medici by Christopher Hibbert.

Anything else come to the mind of you Renaissance scholars out there in BGG land?


April blood - Lauro Martines
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A friend loaned me an English copy of April Blood while I was in Florence. I don't know if the translation is poor, but I found it to be almost unreadable.
 
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