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The Tigress of Forli : Renaissance Italy's Most Courageous and Notorious Countess, Caterina Riario Sforza De' Medici
by Elizabeth Lev




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The astonishing life of Caterina Sforza, one of the most prominent women of Renaissance Italy, who was a wife, mother, leader, and warrior with enough fierceness to make Machiavelli himself wince.

In this glittering biography, Elizabeth Lev reexamines Caterina's extraordinary life and accomplishments.

Raised in the court of Milan and wed at age ten to the pope's corrupt nephew, Caterina was ensnared in Italy's political intrigues early in life. After turbulent years in Rome's papal court, she moved to the Romagnol province of Forl . Following her husband's assassination, she ruled Italy's crossroads with iron will, martial strength, political savvy -- and an icon's fashion sense. In finally losing her lands to the Borgia family, she put up a resistance that inspired all of Europe and set the stage for her progeny -- including Cosimo de Medici -- to follow her example to greatness.

A rich evocation of the Renaissance, The Tigress of Forl reveals Caterina Riario Sforza as a brilliant and fearless ruler and a tragic but unbowed figure.

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Overview

The astonishing life of Caterina Sforza, one of the most prominent women of Renaissance Italy, who was a wife, mother, leader, and warrior with enough fierceness to make Machiavelli himself wince.

In this glittering biography, Elizabeth Lev reexamines Caterina's extraordinary life and accomplishments.

Raised in the court of Milan and wed at age ten to the pope's corrupt nephew, Caterina was ensnared in Italy's political intrigues early in life. After turbulent years in Rome's papal court, she moved to the Romagnol province of Forl . Following her husband's assassination, she ruled Italy's crossroads with iron will, martial strength, political savvy -- and an icon's fashion sense. In finally losing her lands to the Borgia family, she put up a resistance that inspired all of Europe and set the stage for her progeny -- including Cosimo de Medici -- to follow her example to greatness.

A rich evocation of the Renaissance, The Tigress of Forl reveals Caterina Riario Sforza as a brilliant and fearless ruler and a tragic but unbowed figure.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780547844169
  • ISBN-10: 0547844166
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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