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The deadly sisterhood : a story of women, power, and intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427-1527

Author: Leonie Frieda
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the famous and infamous women of the late Italian Renaissance, tied together by political marriages and bloodlines, and reassesses the reputations of such celebrated figures as Isabella d'Este and Lucrezia Borgia.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Lucrezia Tornabuoni; Beatrice, consort of Lodovico Sforza il Moro Duke of Milan; Isabella d'Este, consort of Francesco II Gonzaga Marquis of Mantua; Caterina Sforza; Isabella, d'Aragona Duchess of Milan consort of Gian Galeazzo Sforza Duke of Milan; Lucrezia Borgia; Beatrice, consort of Lodovico Sforza il Moro Duke of Milan; Lucrezia Borgia; Isabella, d'Aragona Duchess of Milan consort of Gian Galeazzo Sforza Duke of Milan; Isabella d'Este, consort of Francesco II Gonzaga Marquis of Mantua; Caterina Sforza; Lucrezia Tornabuoni
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonie Frieda
ISBN: 9780061563089 0061563080
OCLC Number: 795757592
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 403 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : She-wolf of the Romagna --
pt. 1. 1471-1484. Power from behind the veil --
The princess bride --
La Dame de Petit Sens --
Fair is foul and foul is fair --
Mistress of the Revels in Rome --
The Virago holds the Holy city hostage --
pt. 2. 1477-1503. From kissing cousins to killing cousins --
Queen Mother of Florence and the princess brides --
A wonderful family man --
Sibling rivalry --
Pandora's box --
The immaculate Duchess Lucrezia --
Fortune's child --
'You are only a woman. I forgive you' --
Caterina's loss, Lucrezia's gain --
Lucrezia and Isabella do battle --
Lucrezia's embarrassment --
Cesare's troubles --
pt. 3. 1500-1527. The Duke of Romagna and the Borgia die out --
The Medici restored --
Lucrezia the Duchess --
Saving face --
The last man standing.
Responsibility: Leonie Frieda.
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Tells the story of the famous and infamous women of the late Italian Renaissance, tied together by political marriages and bloodlines, and reassesses the reputations of such celebrated figures as Isabella d'Este and Lucrezia Borgia.

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