skip to content
Murder of a Medici princess Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Murder of a Medici princess

Author: Caroline Murphy
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
From the Publisher: 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 narrative captures the intrigue, the scandal, the romantic affairs, and the violence that were  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Isabella Romola de' Medici; House of Medici; House of Medici; Isabella Romola de' / 1542-1576 Medici; House of Medici; Isabella Romola de' Medici; Isabella Romola de' Medici; Isabella Romola de' Medici
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Murphy
ISBN: 9780195314397 0195314395 9780195385830 0195385837
OCLC Number: 174501680
Description: 397 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Contents: Map of Florence and Medici family tree --
Prologue: Summer's day at Cerreto Guidi --
1: Medici Childhood --
1: New Medici --
2: I have never seen a more beautiful baby girl --
3: Growing up Medici --
4: Approaching adulthood --
2: Medici Princess Grows Up --
1: Bridegroom for Isabella --
2: Medici weddings --
3: Zibellini and a hat full of musk --
4: Duke and Duchess of Bracciano --
5: My brother and I --
6: Overcome by sorrow --
3: First Lady Of Florence --
1: After Eleonora --
2: At home with Paolo and Isabella --
3: Debt --
4: Conflict --
5: Baroncelli --
6: Theatre of Isabella --
7: Fidelities --
8: Troilo --
9: Clandestine affair --
4: Medici Machinations --
1: Imperial sister-in-law --
2: Family lives --
3: Grand Duke --
4: Cammilla --
5: I Turchi --
6: Lepanto and Don Giovanni --
7: Putti --
8: Bianca --
9: Assassination --
10: Best of times --
5: Troubles Of A Medici Princess --
1: Decline of Cosimo --
2: Children's negotiation --
3: My coming --
4: New Ambassador --
5: Leonora --
6: Dueling season --
7: Pucci conspiracy --
8: Troilo, Bandito --
6: Final Acts --
1: New year --
2: Trip to Cafaggiolo --
3: Trip to Cerreto Guidi --
4: As if she imagined what was in store for her --
5: Post-mortem --
6: Culling continued --
7: Assassin's tale --
Epilogue: Isabella Eterna --
Bibliography --
Notes --
List of plates --
Acknowledgements --
Index.
Responsibility: Caroline P. Murphy.
More information:

Abstract:

From the Publisher: 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 narrative captures the intrigue, the scandal, the romantic affairs, and the violence that were commonplace in the Florentine court. She brings to life an extraordinary woman, fluent in five languages, a free-spirited patron of the arts, a daredevil, a practical joker, and a passionate lover. Isabella, in fact, conducted numerous affairs, including a ten-year relationship with the cousin of her violent and possessive husband. Her permissive lifestyle, however, came to an end upon the death of her father, who was succeeded by her disapproving older brother Francesco. Considering Isabella's ways to be licentious and a disgrace upon the family, he permitted her increasingly enraged husband to murder her in a remote Medici villa. To tell this dramatic story, Murphy draws on a vast trove of newly discovered and unpublished documents, ranging from Isabella's own letters, to the loose-tongued dispatches of ambassadors to Florence, to contemporary descriptions of the opulent parties and balls, salons and hunts in which Isabella and her associates participated. Murphy resurrects the exciting atmosphere of Renaissance Florence, weaving Isabella's beloved city into her story, evoking the intellectual and artistic community that thrived during her time. Palaces and gardens in the city become places of creativity and intrigue, sites of seduction, and grounds for betrayal. Herethen is a narrative of compelling and epic proportions, magnificent and alluring, decadent and ultimately tragic.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/174501680> # Murder of a Medici princess
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "174501680" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Place/oxford> ; # Oxford
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204699> ; # Italy--Florence.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Thing/belletristische_darstellung> ; # Belletristische Darstellung
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Person/medici_house_of> ; # House of Medici
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/945.51107092/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Place/florenz> ; # Florenz
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Person/medici_isabella_romola_de_1542_1576> ; # Isabella Romola de' Medici
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Topic/princesses> ; # Princesses
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Person/medici_isabella_romola_de> ; # Isabella Romola de' Medici
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Event/1421_1737> ; # 1421 - 1737
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Topic/courts_and_courtiers> ; # Courts and courtiers
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/305068417> ; # House of Medici
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Topic/princesses_italy_florence> ; # Princesses--Italy--Florence
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204477> ; # Italy--Tuscany.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Topic/belletristische_darstellung> ; # Belletristische Darstellung
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Place/tuscany_italy> ; # Tuscany (Italy)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Place/florence_italy> ; # Florence (Italy)
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/62765922> ; # Isabella Romola de' Medici
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Topic/kings_and_rulers> ; # Kings and rulers
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/22376117> ; # Caroline Murphy
    schema:datePublished "2008" ;
    schema:description "From the Publisher: 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 narrative captures the intrigue, the scandal, the romantic affairs, and the violence that were commonplace in the Florentine court. She brings to life an extraordinary woman, fluent in five languages, a free-spirited patron of the arts, a daredevil, a practical joker, and a passionate lover. Isabella, in fact, conducted numerous affairs, including a ten-year relationship with the cousin of her violent and possessive husband. Her permissive lifestyle, however, came to an end upon the death of her father, who was succeeded by her disapproving older brother Francesco. Considering Isabella's ways to be licentious and a disgrace upon the family, he permitted her increasingly enraged husband to murder her in a remote Medici villa. To tell this dramatic story, Murphy draws on a vast trove of newly discovered and unpublished documents, ranging from Isabella's own letters, to the loose-tongued dispatches of ambassadors to Florence, to contemporary descriptions of the opulent parties and balls, salons and hunts in which Isabella and her associates participated. Murphy resurrects the exciting atmosphere of Renaissance Florence, weaving Isabella's beloved city into her story, evoking the intellectual and artistic community that thrived during her time. Palaces and gardens in the city become places of creativity and intrigue, sites of seduction, and grounds for betrayal. Herethen is a narrative of compelling and epic proportions, magnificent and alluring, decadent and ultimately tragic."@en ;
    schema:description "Map of Florence and Medici family tree -- Prologue: Summer's day at Cerreto Guidi -- 1: Medici Childhood -- 1: New Medici -- 2: I have never seen a more beautiful baby girl -- 3: Growing up Medici -- 4: Approaching adulthood -- 2: Medici Princess Grows Up -- 1: Bridegroom for Isabella -- 2: Medici weddings -- 3: Zibellini and a hat full of musk -- 4: Duke and Duchess of Bracciano -- 5: My brother and I -- 6: Overcome by sorrow -- 3: First Lady Of Florence -- 1: After Eleonora -- 2: At home with Paolo and Isabella -- 3: Debt -- 4: Conflict -- 5: Baroncelli -- 6: Theatre of Isabella -- 7: Fidelities -- 8: Troilo -- 9: Clandestine affair -- 4: Medici Machinations -- 1: Imperial sister-in-law -- 2: Family lives -- 3: Grand Duke -- 4: Cammilla -- 5: I Turchi -- 6: Lepanto and Don Giovanni -- 7: Putti -- 8: Bianca -- 9: Assassination -- 10: Best of times -- 5: Troubles Of A Medici Princess -- 1: Decline of Cosimo -- 2: Children's negotiation -- 3: My coming -- 4: New Ambassador -- 5: Leonora -- 6: Dueling season -- 7: Pucci conspiracy -- 8: Troilo, Bandito -- 6: Final Acts -- 1: New year -- 2: Trip to Cafaggiolo -- 3: Trip to Cerreto Guidi -- 4: As if she imagined what was in store for her -- 5: Post-mortem -- 6: Culling continued -- 7: Assassin's tale -- Epilogue: Isabella Eterna -- Bibliography -- Notes -- List of plates -- Acknowledgements -- Index."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/140842028> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Murder of a Medici princess"@en ;
    schema:productID "174501680" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/174501680#PublicationEvent/oxford_new_york_oxford_university_press_2008> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip082/2007042498.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195385830> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195314397> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/174501680> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Person/medici_house_of> # House of Medici
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:name "House of Medici" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Person/medici_isabella_romola_de> # Isabella Romola de' Medici
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Medici" ;
    schema:givenName "Isabella Romola de'" ;
    schema:name "Isabella Romola de' Medici" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Person/medici_isabella_romola_de_1542_1576> # Isabella Romola de' Medici
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1542" ;
    schema:deathDate "1576" ;
    schema:familyName "Medici" ;
    schema:givenName "Isabella Romola de'" ;
    schema:givenName "Isabella Romola de' /." ;
    schema:name "Isabella Romola de' Medici" ;
    schema:name "Isabella Romola de' / Medici" ;
    schema:sameAs <http://d-nb.info/gnd/135569621> ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Place/florence_italy> # Florence (Italy)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Florence (Italy)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Place/tuscany_italy> # Tuscany (Italy)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Tuscany (Italy)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Thing/belletristische_darstellung> # Belletristische Darstellung
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "Belletristische Darstellung" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Topic/belletristische_darstellung> # Belletristische Darstellung
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Belletristische Darstellung"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140842028#Topic/courts_and_courtiers> # Courts and courtiers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Courts and courtiers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204477> # Italy--Tuscany.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Italy--Tuscany." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204699> # Italy--Florence.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Italy--Florence." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/22376117> # Caroline Murphy
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1969" ;
    schema:familyName "Murphy" ;
    schema:givenName "Caroline" ;
    schema:name "Caroline Murphy" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/305068417> # House of Medici
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:name "House of Medici" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/62765922> # Isabella Romola de' Medici
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1542" ;
    schema:deathDate "1576" ;
    schema:familyName "Medici" ;
    schema:givenName "Isabella Romola de'" ;
    schema:name "Isabella Romola de' Medici" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195314397>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0195314395" ;
    schema:isbn "9780195314397" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195385830>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0195385837" ;
    schema:isbn "9780195385830" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.