Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Released Today! The Tigress of Forli by Elizabeth Lev (Non-Fic)

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The Tigress of Forli by Elizabeth Lev
Format: Hardcover 336pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"The astonishing life of a long-misunderstood Renaissance virago 
Wife, mother, leader, warrior. Caterina Riario Sforza was one of the most prominent women in Renaissance Italy—and one of the most vilified. In this glittering biography, Elizabeth Lev reexamines her 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 Forlì. 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 the Renaissance, The Tigress of Forlì reveals Caterina Riario Sforza as a brilliant and fearless ruler, and a tragic but unbowed figure."

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Mystica said...

A new one for me. Sounds so good.

Elysium said...

I have this on my wishlist. Haven't read any books about her and it sounds very interesting.

Audra said...

I've got an ARC of this I hope to get to -- I started it and am super intrigued!