The Tigress of Forlì
  • Author : Elizabeth Lev
  • Release Date : 21 May 2022
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 13 : 9780151012992
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Book Description: An examination of the Renaissance countess explores her marriage at the age of ten into a corrupt pope's influential family, her fierce rule after the assassination of her husband, and the inspiring resistance she led against the Borgia family.

The Tigress of Forl

The Tigress of Forl

Author : Elizabeth Lev
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An examination of the Renaissance countess explores her marriage at the age of ten into a corrupt pope's influential family, her fierce rule after the assassination of her husband, and the inspiring resistance she led against the Borgia family....

The Tigress of Forli

The Tigress of Forli

Author : Elizabeth Lev
Publisher : Mariner Books
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A revisionist examination of the vilified Renaissance Italy countess explores her marriage at the age of 10 into a corrupt pope's influential family, her fierce rule after the assassination of her husband and the inspiring resistance she led against the Borgia family. A first book. 20,000 first printing....

Tigress of Forli

Tigress of Forli

Author : ELIZABETH. LEV
Publisher : Apollo
Genre : Uncategorized
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Between her birth in 1463 as the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Milan, to her death in 1509 as a member of the powerful Medici family, Caterina Sforza's life crossed the firmament of Italy's High Renaissance like a shooting star. In her 46 years she bore eight children and buried three husbands. ...

Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia

Author : Ferdinand Gregorovius
Publisher : Vita Histria
Genre : History
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Lucrezia Borgia is among the most fascinating and controversial personalities of the Renaissance. The daughter of Pope Alexander VI, she was intensely involved in the political life of Italy during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. While her marriage alliances helped advance the political objectives of the papacy, she ...

Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia

Author : Sarah Bradford
Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Lucrezia Borgia - an infamous murderess or simply the victim of bad press? Lucrezia Borgia's name has echoed through history as a byword for evil - a poisoner who committed incest with her natural father, Pope Alexander VI, and with her brother, Cesare Borgia. Long considered the most ruthless of ...

Murder of a Medici Princess

Murder of a Medici Princess

Author : Caroline P. Murphy
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : History
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In Murder of a Medici Princess, Caroline Murphy illuminates the brilliant life and tragic death of Isabella de Medici, one of the brightest stars in the dazzling world of Renaissance Italy, the daughter of Duke Cosimo I, ruler of Florence and Tuscany. Murphy is a superb storyteller, and her fast-paced ...

Lorenzo De  Medici and the Art of Magnificence

Lorenzo De Medici and the Art of Magnificence

Author : F. W. Kent
Publisher : JHU Press
Genre : Art
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"Historian F.W. Kent offers a new look at Lorenzo's relationship to the arts, aesthetics, collecting, and building - especially in the context of his role as the political boss (maestro della bottega) of republican Florence and a leading player in Renaissance Italian diplomacy. Kent's approach reveals Lorenzo's activities as ...

The Borgias

The Borgias

Author : G. J. Meyer
Publisher : Bantam
Genre : History
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The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G. J. Meyer offers an unprecedented ...

Magnifico

Magnifico

Author : Miles Unger
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recounts the life of Lorenzo de' Medici, the Florentine banker, statesman, and arts patron, and includes his competitive and at times violent career in politics....

The Ugly Renaissance

The Ugly Renaissance

Author : Alexander Lee
Publisher : Anchor Books
Genre : Art
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A survey of the darker cultural elements that shaped the works of Renaissance-era master artists reveals the power politics, bigotry and corruption that overshadowed period Italy. 40,000 first printing....

Isabella d Este

Isabella d Este

Author : Lorenzo Bonoldi
Publisher : Guaraldi
Genre : Architecture
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Isabella d’Este (Ferrara 1474 – Mantua 1539) was already defined in her lifetime as “The first lady of the world”, and emains today one of the most brilliant characters of the Italian Renaissance. The first-born daughter of Duke Ercole of Ferrara and Eleonora of Aragon, at only six years of age was ...

Daughters of Alchemy

Daughters of Alchemy

Author : Meredith K. Ray
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Genre : History
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Meredith Ray shows that women were at the vanguard of empirical culture during the Scientific Revolution. They experimented with medicine and alchemy at home and in court, debated cosmological discoveries in salons and academies, and in their writings used their knowledge of natural philosophy to argue for women’s intellectual ...

The Deadly Sisterhood

The Deadly Sisterhood

Author : Leonie Frieda
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Genre : History
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The women who wielded the real power behind the throne in Renaissance Italy, from a bestselling historian. This book is one of drama on a grand scale, a Renaissance epic, as Christendom emerged from the shadows of the calamitous 14th century. The sweeping tale involves inspired and corrupt monarchs, the ...

Poison

Poison

Author : Sara Poole
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Genre : Fiction
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In the simmering hot summer of 1492, a monstrous evil is stirring within the Eternal City of Rome. The brutal murder of an alchemist sets off a desperate race to uncover the plot that threatens to extinguish the light of the Renaissance and plunge Europe back into medieval darkness. Determined to ...

Michelangelo s Tomb for Julius II

Michelangelo s Tomb for Julius II

Author : Christoph Luitpold Frommel,Claudia Echinger-Maurach,Antonio Forcellino,Maria Forcellino
Publisher : Getty Publications
Genre : Art
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In 1505, Michelangelo began planning the magnificent tomb for Pope Julius II, which would dominate the next forty years of his career. Repeated failures to complete the monument were characterized by Condivi, Michelangelo’s authorized biographer, as “the tragedy of the tomb.” This definitive book thoroughly documents the art of the ...