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Renaissance woman : the life of Vittoria Colonna

Author: Ramie Targoff
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Ramie Targoff's Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa of Pescara. Vittoria has long been celebrated by scholars of Michelangelo as the artist's best friend--the two of them exchanged beautiful letters, poems, and works of art that bear witness to their intimacy--but she also had close ties to Charles V, Pope Clement VII and Pope Paul III, Pietro  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Vittoria Colonna; Vittoria Colonna; Vittoria Colonna
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ramie Targoff
ISBN: 9780374140946 0374140944
OCLC Number: 1001906792
Description: 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: in search of Vittoria Colonna --
The view from the cliff --
Donning widow's weeds --
Longing for the nunnery --
Becoming a poet --
The sack of Rome --
Life at court --
Among preachers and pilgrims --
Hidden heretics --
The power of print --
Michelangelo in love --
Salt war --
Late love --
Last rites --
Conclusion: in the archive of the Inquisition.
Responsibility: Ramie Targoff.

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"A biography of Vittoria Colonna, confidante of Michelangelo, scion of one of the most powerful families of her era, and a pivotal figure in the Italian Renaissance"--Amazon.com.  Read more...

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