It’s the catalog of the exhibition set up in the State
Archives of Florence from 23 November 2019 to 18 January 2020, in the 500 years
since the birth of Cosimo I de’ Medici. The book focuses on the life and
political action of the future Grand Duke and his family, through a wide range
of documents and testimonies. The text deals with various topics: Cosimo’s
family, Medici heraldry, Cosimo’s residences, Archive and secret studies, From
the Duchy to the Grand Duchy, The crowning.
Introductions by Eugenio Giani, Monica Grossi, Francesco Martelli. Texts by
Paola Conti, Fabio D’Angelo, Daniela Fattori, Francesca Fiori, Piero Marchi,
Francesco Martelli, Giuseppina Carla Romby.