Catherine de Medicis, Vol. 1 Paul Van Dyke

ISBN: 9781331964056

Published: September 27th 2015

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414 pages


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Catherine de Medicis, Vol. 1  by  Paul Van Dyke

Catherine de Medicis, Vol. 1 by Paul Van Dyke
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 414 pages | ISBN: 9781331964056 | 7.70 Mb

Excerpt from Catherine De Medicis, Vol. 1These is around the popular conception of Catherine de Medicis a sort of aura of wickedness so visible that most readers open a book about her with the unspoken question, Was she as bad as they say? andMoreExcerpt from Catherine De Medicis, Vol. 1These is around the popular conception of Catherine de Medicis a sort of aura of wickedness so visible that most readers open a book about her with the unspoken question, Was she as bad as they say?

and expect the writer will soon betray himself either as an apologete or a prosecutor. The writer of this book hopes this expectation will be disappointed. He is far from any desire to defend the character of Catherine de Medicis and equally far from any interest in attacking it. He only desires to show her as she was, and he leaves the reader to decide about the wickedness. This does not mean that he considers it the duty of a historian to be unconcerned about right and wrong or to assume that they are entirely shifting and relative. Such an attempt at artificial demoralization is never entirely successful, and, in a writer of biography, it can result only in a picture affected by a bias of which the reader has no warning.

But he has tried meticulously never to let his sympathies interfere with the full and balanced presentation of fact. He wants to draw a portrait, not to pronounce a judgment.There are few great personages of the last four hundred years so many of whose written and spoken words have survived as Catherine de Medicis- and in addition there is a very large number of opinions about her conduct or character recorded by people who knew her.

It is on these that this book is based.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition.

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