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The Resource The tigress of Forli : Renaissance Italy's most courageous and notorious countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de' Medici, Elizabeth Lev

The tigress of Forli : Renaissance Italy's most courageous and notorious countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de' Medici, Elizabeth Lev

Label
The tigress of Forli : Renaissance Italy's most courageous and notorious countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de' Medici
Title
The tigress of Forli
Title remainder
Renaissance Italy's most courageous and notorious countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de' Medici
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Lev
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wife, mother, leader, warrior. Caterina Riario Sforza was one of the most prominent women in Renaissance Italy--and one of the most vilified. In this glittering biography, Elizabeth Lev reexamines her extraordinary life and accomplishments. Raised in the court of Milan and wed at age ten to the pope's corrupt nephew, Caterina was ensnared in Italy's political intrigues early in life. After turbulent years in Rome's papal court, she moved to the Romagnol province of Forli. Following her husband's assassination, she ruled Italy's crossroads with iron will, martial strength, political savvy--and an icon's fashion sense. In finally losing her lands to the Borgia family, she put up a resistance that inspired all of Europe and set the stage for her progeny--including Cosimo de' Medici--to follow her example to greatness.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lev, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 945/.4805092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG537.8.S3
LC item number
L48 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sforza, Caterina
  • Countesses
  • Renaissance
  • Forli (Italy)
  • Forli (Italy)
  • Italy
Label
The tigress of Forli : Renaissance Italy's most courageous and notorious countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de' Medici, Elizabeth Lev
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : Christmas cannons -- The education of an Amazon -- Childhood's end -- The countess-in-waiting -- Triumphal parade to Rome -- Courtiers and conspiracies -- The growth of the Riario dynasty -- The fairest in the realm -- The birth of Athena -- The lean years -- Taking center stage -- The retort at Ravaldino -- The spoils of war -- Fanning the flames -- Blinded by love -- Avenging fury -- Intrigue and invasion -- Italy's idol -- The long night of Castel Sant'Angelo -- Sleep after toil -- Epilogue : Mantua, 1526
Control code
ocn666239957
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 316 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780151012992
Lccn
2011016053
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)666239957
Label
The tigress of Forli : Renaissance Italy's most courageous and notorious countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de' Medici, Elizabeth Lev
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : Christmas cannons -- The education of an Amazon -- Childhood's end -- The countess-in-waiting -- Triumphal parade to Rome -- Courtiers and conspiracies -- The growth of the Riario dynasty -- The fairest in the realm -- The birth of Athena -- The lean years -- Taking center stage -- The retort at Ravaldino -- The spoils of war -- Fanning the flames -- Blinded by love -- Avenging fury -- Intrigue and invasion -- Italy's idol -- The long night of Castel Sant'Angelo -- Sleep after toil -- Epilogue : Mantua, 1526
Control code
ocn666239957
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 316 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780151012992
Lccn
2011016053
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)666239957

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