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Master of shadows : the secret diplomatic career of the painter Peter Paul Rubens

Author: Mark Lamster
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The true story of how seventeenth-century Europe's most famous painter doubled as a secret agent and negotiated a peace between superpowers.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2009009750
(OCoLC)310399779
Named Person: Peter Paul Rubens; Peter Paul Rubens
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Lamster
ISBN: 9780385532235 0385532237
OCLC Number: 607347655
Description: 1 online resource (259 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Author's note --
Prologue --
A novice without experience --
Every man for himself --
The prince of painters --
A good patriot --
Thunder without lightning --
More useful than injurious --
The connecting knot --
The horrors of war --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
Cast of characters --
Chronology --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Illustration credits.
Other Titles: Secret diplomatic career of the painter Peter Paul Rubens
Responsibility: Mark Lamster.

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The true story of how seventeenth-century Europe's most famous painter doubled as a secret agent and negotiated a peace between superpowers.

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