The Deadly Sisterhood

The Deadly Sisterhood : A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427-1527

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From Leonie Frieda, critically acclaimed biographer of Catherine de Medici, comes The Deadly Sisterhood an epic tale of eight women whose lives--marked by fortune and poverty, power and powerlessness--encompass the spectacle, opportunity, and depravity of Italy's Renaissance.

Lucrezia Turnabuoni, Clarice Orsini, Beatrice d'Este, Isabella d'Este, Caterina Sforza, Giulia Farnese, Isabella d'Aragona, and Lucrezia Borgia shared the riches of their birthright: wealth, political influence, and friendship, but none were not exempt from personal tragedies, exile, and poverty.

With riveting narrative, Leonie Frieda's The Deadly Sisterhood: A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427-1527 brings to life a long-gone era filled with intrigue, corruption, and passion.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 403 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Plates, color; Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 006156320X
  • 9780061563201
  • 106,559

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..".fast-paced, vivid book...Frieda's lively, intimate descriptions are exciting and informative. Any reader interested in the Renaissance will find something to enjoy here..."--Library Journal
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In this epic drama of love, death, and betrayal, Leonie Frieda charts the rise and fall of the Italian Renaissance through the lives of the princesses who helped shape it.
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