Tigress of Forli

Written By Elizabeth Lev
Tigress of Forli
  • Publsiher : Head of Zeus
  • Release : 01 October 2012
  • ISBN : 1781850402
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 4 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Tigress of Forli written by Elizabeth Lev which was release on 01 October 2012, this book published by Head of Zeus. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: If I were to write the story of my life it would shock the world', Caterina Sforza, 1463-1509. As action packed as as a Game of Thrones novel, the complete life of one of Italy's most fearless women. Between her birth in 1463 as the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Milan, and her death in 1509 as a member of the powerful Medici family, the life of Caterina Sforza crossed the firmament of Renaissance Italy like a shooting star. She was painted by Botticelli, feted by Pope Sixtus IV, slandered by Macchiavelli and celebrated as a warrior who led her own troops fearlessly into battle. While defending her fortress city-state of Forli, she was prepared to sacrifice her children rather than surrender – yet she was eventually defeated, imprisoned and raped by a Borgia. Caterina Sforza bore 8 children, buried 3 husbands, and wrote a recipe book that has since been through more than 100 editions. Her youngest child became, like his mother, a brilliant soldier and a national hero. But not even the determined Caterina could have planned that her son's direct descendants would include the kings of France and of England ... Or that she herself would be reborn 600 years later as the kick-ass lead character in the multimillion-selling videogame Assassin's Creed.

Tigress of Forli

Tigress of Forli
  • Author : Elizabeth Lev
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : If I were to write the story of my life it would shock the world', Caterina Sforza, 1463-1509. As action packed as as a Game of Thrones novel, the complete life of one of Italy's most fearless women. Between her birth in 1463 as the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of ...

The Tigress of Forli

The Tigress of Forli
  • Author : Elizabeth Lev
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 316
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : A revisionist examination of the vilified Renaissance Italy countess explores her marriage at the age of 10 into a corrupt pope's influential family, her fierce rule after the assassination of her husband and the inspiring resistance she led against the Borgia family. A first book. 20,000 first printing....

The Tigress of Forli

The Tigress of Forli
  • Author : Elizabeth Lev
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011-10-18
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : “In this insightful, fascinating portrayal, Elizabeth Lev brings Caterina Sforza and her times very much to life.”—Kathleen Turner, actress and author of Send Yourself Roses A strategist to match Machiavelli; a warrior who stood toe to toe with the Borgias; a wife whose three marriages would end in bloodshed ...

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  • Author : Jennifer Wright
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2021-09-28
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : A powerful collection of stories about women who murdered—for revenge, for love, and even for pleasure—rife with historical details that will have any true crime junkie on the edge of their seat In every tragic story, men are expected to be the killers. There are countless studies and ...

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  • Author : Laura Thompson
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release Date : 2015-01-29
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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  • Author : Christian P. Potholm
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : Hiding in Plain Sight: Women Warriors Throughout Time and Space takes the many, dimensions of military history, including the various modalities of warfare across cultures and periods, and integrates them with the substantial contributions of social history, women's history, black history, feminist theory, LGBTQ community, and other perspectives....

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  • Author : Pamela D. Toler
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : Who says women don’t go to war? From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor. The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly—Joan of Arc, not GI Jane. ...

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  • Author : Meredith K. Ray
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 291
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : Meredith Ray shows that women were at the vanguard of empirical culture during the Scientific Revolution. They experimented with medicine and alchemy at home and in court, debated cosmological discoveries in salons and academies, and in their writings used their knowledge of natural philosophy to argue for women’s intellectual ...

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : This collection affirms the shaping authority of early modern women in literature and culture, evident well beyond their own moment....

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  • Author : Sarah Stafford
  • Publisher : Carpe Noctem Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-31
  • Total pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : About The Angel of Darkness: The second installment of The Dark Angel Trilogy, THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS delves into the back-story of our dark protagonist, following his ambitions, exploits, and struggles throughout the ages leading up to the present day. In praise of THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS: “Once again, this ...

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  • Author : Jean-Etienne Joullié,Robert Spillane
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-10-05
  • Total pages : 235
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : Philosophy of Leadership has been written to arouse curiosity, not to satisfy it. The authors point out ideas about leadership which draw upon both ancient and modern wisdom. This book develops a philosophy of leadership by tracing the evolution of Western ideas from philosophical perspectives, ancient and modern....

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  • Author : Gerry Milligan
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-09
  • Total pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : The Italian sixteenth century offers the first sustained discussion of women's militarism since antiquity. Across a variety of genres, male and female writers raised questions about women's right and ability to fight in combat. Treatise literature engaged scientific, religious, and cultural discourses about women's virtues, while epic poetry and biographical ...

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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
  • Release Date : 2020-08-30
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : A historical analysis of the course of military operations and political machinations in Italy at the turn of the sixteenth century. The First and Second Italian Wars begins with the French conquest of much of Italy. But the French hold collapsed. The second French invasion gained Northern Italy. This time, ...

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-31
  • Total pages : 351
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : Uses Piero de' Medici's life as a prism to throw new light on the crisis in Renaissance Italy that revolutionised culture and political thinking....

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1781850402
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Summary : Blends biography, history and memoir to compile the story of da Vinci's famous masterpiece subject, detailing the political upheavals, family dramas and public scandals of Renaissance Florence that shaped her life and her relationships with kings and artists....