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    DescriptionIsabella de' Medici was the hostess of a glittering circle in Renaissance Florence. Beautiful and liberated, she not only matched the intellectual accomplishments of her male contemporaries, but sought sexual parity also, engaging in an adulterous affair with her husband's cousin. It was this affair - and her very success as First Lady of Florence - that led to her death at the hands of her husband at the age of just thirty-four. She left behind a remarkable story, and as her legacy a son who became the best of the Orsini Dukes, immortalised by Shakespeare as Duke Orsino in "Twelfth Night". Caroline P. Murphy illuminates this often misunderstood figure, and in the process brings to life the home of creativity, the city of Florence itself.


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    Title
    Isabella De'Medici
    Subtitle
    The Glorious Life and Tragic End of a Renaissance Princess
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Caroline P. Murphy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 332 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571230310
    ISBN 10: 0571230318
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    DC22: 945.07092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000, HIS037020, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JB, 1DST
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    07 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Caroline P. Murphy is a cultural historian and biographer. She is the author of Lavinia Fontana: A Painter and Her Patrons in Sixteenth-century Bologna, praised by Sarah Bradford in the Literary Review for 'shed[ding] new light on the ground-breaking career of a brave and talented woman.'Her second book, The Pope's Daughter, was described as a "remarkable biography" by the Daily Telegraph. She grew up in Reading, studied art history at University College London, and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.