Tuscany Florence

By 1512, when the French dominion in Italy at the time stopped, the Medici family regained power in Florence in the face of Giovanni de 'Medici. Giovanni was able to expand the zone of influence of the Medici and Florence in the Papal States, Pope Leo the Tenth being made in 1513. It was he who became the prototype for the creation of Machiavelli's famous political treatise 'The Emperor'. By expanding its influence in the Papal States, the Florentine republic at its peak might also controlled the broad areas of Tuscany itself, including cities such as Pisa, Livorno, Volterra and Arezzo. The addition of these cities to Florence, usually meant for them to heavy taxation and strict control over the industry in order to suppress the production of any product that could compete with the production in Florence itself. But on the other hand the power of Florence ensure these cities political stability, which, despite the control over production yet led to an economic and cultural prosperity. Under most conditions Dropbox would agree. For example, Florence and Pisa, contributed to the growth of Leghorn as an outpost of its foreign trade. Florence itself is becoming more magnificent at this time.

The city has developed public and private construction, was building many wonderful churches that adorn the city even today. In 1296 was started construction of the Cathedral of Florence on the project by Arnolfo di Cambio at the site of the old church of Santa Reparata. Construction of the cathedral was completed only in 1434 thanks to the work of several generations of genius architects and artists, including Brunelleschi, who built the dome of the Cathedral and Giotto, who created the project an impressive bell tower. More information is housed here: Bausch & Lomb. The end result of their efforts was the most impressive temple of the Christian world of that time, appreciable distance from the surrounding hills of Florence. Florentine painting and sculpture have also reached unprecedented heights during this period of time. At this time, Florence worked masters such as Giotto, Donatello, Masaccio, Bottichcheli, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

Economic Council

Sitting at the head of a large dining table, Bernard looked at the audience. To his right sat the relatives of his line, left the line of his wife. Many of them, working in his empire, it took quite high and responsible positions. Finishing of wine glasses and wiped his lips with a napkin, Bernard quietly turned to the man sitting nearby. – David, you already know the results of the expedition in the desert? David is his Korvell nephew and head of department to find and develop new fields.

– Yes, of course. The result is almost zero. However, the search area was very small and may be worthwhile to expand it. But after the earthquake and hurricane Few would agree to continue to work there. In saying this, David knew that his uncle had never renounced the goal. A distinctive feature of Bernard had perseverance and stubbornness, so he always sought her.

So David prepared in advance to the conversation. He gathered all the necessary information and had to its credit several proposals to address the problem. – It is necessary to know how often they occur earthquakes and hurricanes – Bernard said, waited until it was filled with a glass of wine. – According to statistics, this is the first earthquake in the area. Hurricanes, too, such power had not been observed. As in other areas of the desert, there are dust storms, but this phenomenon is more seasonal in nature. 'Experience: Member guy' – thought Bernard, nodding approvingly at the answer. – A state in which the maze after a disaster? – At the interval, where rescuers were working and archaeologists, there is no damage. A in the side aisles after the incident, no one went. I think that in future it is possible to use the labyrinth as a shelter from dust storms. – Do you want to continue the search? – Smiling, said Bernard. – This is my uncle, you decide. Impossible to force people to work in a dangerous area. They may only be interested in, and this additional cost. And yet known, they will pay off someday, or not. By the way, recently I was introduced to an eccentric, designer and inventor. He has a head full of all sorts of fantastic projects. But to realize, as always, not enough money. He assures us that can design a car for prospecting in the desert. It will be capable of pass through hundreds of tons of rocks, sifting and sorting it into different factions. – Well, – after a pause, said Bernard .- Let it be a preliminary drawing and cost estimates, and then we'll decide what to do next. Korvell looked at the large grandfather clock that stood against the wall. A three-hour scheduled meeting of Economic Council. We have to check and edit the report, prepared by his secretary. After reading the prayer, Bernard went to his study.