Isabella De'Medici: The Glorious Life and Tragic End of a Renaissance Princess

Isabella De'Medici: The Glorious Life and Tragic End of a Renaissance Princess

Paperback

By (author) Caroline P. Murphy

$11.83
List price $15.70
You save $3.87 24% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 4 business days
When will my order arrive?

  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 198mm x 26mm | 332g
  • Publication date: 7 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571230318
  • ISBN 13: 9780571230310
  • Sales rank: 200,984

Product description

Isabella 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.

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

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.