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  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release : 14 August 2022
  • ISBN : 0547844166
  • Page : 316 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 4 voters

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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.

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The Tigress of Forli

The Tigress of Forli
  • Author : Elizabeth Lev
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : 0547844166
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe Tigress of Forli

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.

The Tigress of Forlì

The Tigress of Forlì
  • Author : Elizabeth Lev
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780151012992
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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.

Tigress of Forli

Tigress of Forli
  • Author : Elizabeth Lev
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781781850404
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If I were to write the story of my life it would shock the world', Caterina Sforza, 1463-1509. As action packed as as a Game of Thrones novel, the complete life of one of Italy's most fearless women. Between her birth in 1463 as the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Milan, and her death in 1509 as a member of the powerful Medici family, the life of Caterina Sforza crossed the firmament of Renaissance Italy like a shooting star. She was

Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia
  • Author : Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Publisher : Vita Histria
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • ISBN : 9781592110742
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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 also held the office of Governor of Spoleto, a role normally reserved for Cardinals, making her one of the most powerful and dynamic female figures of the Renaissance. Among the

Daughters of Alchemy

Daughters of Alchemy
  • Author : Meredith K. Ray
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-06
  • ISBN : 9780674425897
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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 equality to men.

Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia

Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia
  • Author : Samantha Morris
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History
  • Release Date : 2020-12-28
  • ISBN : 9781526724434
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The first ever biography that tells the true story of what really went on in the lives of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia. Myths and rumor have shrouded the Borgia family for centuries – tales of incest, intrigue and murder have been told of them since they themselves walked the hallways of the Apostolic Palace. In particular, vicious rumor and slanderous tales have stuck to the names of two members of the infamous Borgia family – Cesare and Lucrezia, brother and sister of

The Ugly Renaissance

The Ugly Renaissance
  • Author : Alexander Lee
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • ISBN : 9780345802927
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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.

Poison

Poison
  • Author : Sara Poole
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2010-08-03
  • ISBN : 1429953314
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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 avenge the killing of her father, Francesca Giordano defies all convention to claim for herself the position of poisoner serving Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, head of the most notorious and dangerous

The Borgias

The Borgias
  • Author : G. J. Meyer
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • ISBN : 9780345526939
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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 portrait of the infamous Renaissance family and their storied milieu. They burst out of obscurity in Spain not only to capture the great prize of the papacy, but to do

A Renaissance Court

A Renaissance Court
  • Author : Gregory Lubkin
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1994-03-08
  • ISBN : 0520913450
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Ambitious, extravagant, progressive, and sexually notorious, Galeazzo Maria Sforza inherited the ducal throne of Milan in 1466, at the age of twenty-two. Although his reign ended tragically only ten years later, the young prince's court was a dynamic community where arts, policy making, and the panoply of state were integrated with the rhythms and preoccupations of daily life. Gregory Lubkin explores this vital but overlooked center of power, allowing the members of the Milanese court to speak for themselves and showing

The Mapmaker's Wife

The Mapmaker's Wife
  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2008-11-05
  • ISBN : 9780786741847
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In the early years of the 18th century, a band of French scientists set off on a daring, decade-long expedition to South America in a race to measure the precise shape of the earth. Like Lewis and Clark's exploration of the American West, their incredible mission revealed the mysteries of a little-known continent to a world hungry for discovery. Scaling 16,000foot mountains in the Peruvian Andes, and braving jaguars, pumas, insects, and vampire bats in the jungle, the scientists barely

Isabella d'Este

Isabella d'Este
  • Author : Lorenzo Bonoldi
  • Publisher : Guaraldi
  • Release Date : 2016-01-21T14:45:00+01:00
  • ISBN : 9788869272424
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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 betrothed to Francesco II Gonzaga, heir of the Lords of Mantua. At sixteen, when she arrived in Mantua, she created one of the most culturally refined courts of the Renaissance.

April Blood

April Blood
  • Author : Lauro Martines
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-04-24
  • ISBN : 9780195348439
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One of the world's leading historians of Renaissance Italy brings to life here the vibrant--and violent--society of fifteenth-century Florence. His disturbing narrative opens up an entire culture, revealing the dark side of Renaissance man and politician Lorenzo de' Medici. On a Sunday in April 1478, assassins attacked Lorenzo and his brother as they attended Mass in the cathedral of Florence. Lorenzo scrambled to safety as Giuliano bled to death on the cathedral floor. April Blood moves outward in time and space

My Sisters the Saints

My Sisters the Saints
  • Author : Colleen Carroll Campbell
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release Date : 2014-09-23
  • ISBN : 9780770436513
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Explores how the lives of six women saints helped the author's own spiritual journey and includes discussions of Teresa of Avila, Faustina of Poland, and Mary of Nazareth, showing how their stories can serve as examples for Christian women.

Wolves in Winter

Wolves in Winter
  • Author : Lisa Hilton
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2013-11
  • ISBN : 1848874685
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In 15th century Florence, orphaned Mura learn that her magical heritage makes her a precious prize in this vividly researched historical drama of love, betrayal, and witchcraft Five-year-old Mura is a strange and bewitching child. Daughter of a Nordic mother and Spanish father, she has been tutored in both Arabic and the ancient mythology of the north. But when her widower father is taken by the Inquisition, Mura is sold to a Genoese slaver. In the port of Savona, Mura's