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The pope's daughter : the extraordinary life of Felice della Rovere

Author: Caroline Murphy
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II, Felice della Rovere became one of the most powerful and accomplished women of the Italian Renaissance. Now, Caroline Murphy vividly captures the untold story of a rare woman who moved with confidence through a world of popes and princes.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Felice Della Rovere; Julius, Pope; Orsini family.; Felice Della Rovere; Felice Della Rovere; Julius, Pope; Orsini family.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Murphy
ISBN: 9780195182682 0195182685
OCLC Number: 58975790
Description: xvii, 359 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Finding Felice --
I. The Cardinal's Daughter --
1. Felice's Father --
2. Felice's Mother --
3. The Birth of Felice --
4. Felice's Stepfather --
5. Felice's Rome --
6. Felice's Childhood --
7. Enter the Borgia --
8. Felice's Departure --
9. The Adolescent Felice --
10. Felice's First Marriage --
II. The Pope's Daughter --
1. The New Pope --
2. The Reluctant Bride --
3. The della Rovere Women in Rome --
4. The Prince of Salerno --
5. Self-Promotion --
6. The Education of Felice della Rovere --
7. Enter the Orsini --
8. Gian Giordano --
9. The Orsini Wedding --
III. Felix of the Oak and the Bear --
1. A Bride at Bracciano --
2. Felice and the Orsini --
3. Felice and Gian Giordano --
4. Father and Daughter Reunion --
5. The Castello of Palo --
6. The Entrepreneur --
7. Vatican Embassadress --
8. Felice and the Queen of France --
9. Madonna Felice is Everything --
10. Code Name Sappho --
11. The Julian Legacy. 12. Felice, Michelangelo and the Pincian Hill --
IV. Patrona et Gubernatrix --
1. A Trip to Loreto --
2. Childbirth and Its Aftermath --
3. The Pope's Daughter Becomes the Pope's Friend --
4. The Pope Goes Hunting --
5. Papal Payback --
6. Orsini Signora Revisited --
7. Bracciano's fonte --
8. Weaving --
9. Personal Reckoning --
10. A Slave to the House of Orsini --
11. More Reckoning --
12. The Temporal Mother --
13. Statio --
14. Family Matters --
15. Dowries and the Great Queen --
16. Napoleone --
17. The Taking of Palo --
18. Papal Reprieve --
V. Dispossessed and Repossessed --
1. At Prayer --
2. The Fall of Rome --
3. Hostages --
4. Escape from Rome --
5. Fossombrone --
6. The Exiled --
7. The Return to Rome --
8. Rebuilding --
9. At the Trinity --
10. A Memorial to the Past --
11. Clarice --
12. The Boys --
13. The War of Vicovaro --
14. A Brother's Revenge --
15. Restitution --
VI. The Most Loving Mother in the World --
Epilogue: Felice's Legacy.
Responsibility: Caroline P. Murphy.
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The illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II, Felice della Rovere became one of the most powerful and accomplished women of the Italian Renaissance. Now, Caroline Murphy vividly captures the untold story of a rare woman who moved with confidence through a world of popes and princes.

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