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The Resource Renaissance woman : the life of Vittoria Colonna, Ramie Targoff

Renaissance woman : the life of Vittoria Colonna, Ramie Targoff

Label
Renaissance woman : the life of Vittoria Colonna
Title
Renaissance woman
Title remainder
the life of Vittoria Colonna
Statement of responsibility
Ramie Targoff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ramie Targoff's Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa of Pescara. Vittoria has long been celebrated by scholars of Michelangelo as the artist's best friend--the two of them exchanged beautiful letters, poems, and works of art that bear witness to their intimacy--but she also had close ties to Charles V, Pope Clement VII and Pope Paul III, Pietro Bembo, Baldassare Castiglione, Pietro Aretino, Queen Marguerite de Navarre, Reginald Pole, and Isabella d'Este, among others. Vittoria was the scion of an immensely powerful family in Rome during that city's most explosively creative era. Art and literature flourished, but political and religious life were under terrific strain. Personally involved with nearly every major development of this period--through both her marriage and her own talents--Vittoria was not only a critical political actor and negotiator but also the first woman to publish a book of poems in Italy, an event that launched a revolution for Italian women's writing. Vittoria was, in short, at the very heart of what we celebrate when we think about sixteenth-century Italy; through her story the Renaissance comes to life anew."--
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 851/.3
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4620
LC item number
.T37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Renaissance woman : the life of Vittoria Colonna, Ramie Targoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: in search of Vittoria Colonna -- The view from the cliff -- Donning widow's weeds -- Longing for the nunnery -- Becoming a poet -- The sack of Rome -- Life at court -- Among preachers and pilgrims -- Hidden heretics -- The power of print -- Michelangelo in love -- Salt wars -- Late love -- Last rites -- Conclusion: in the archive of the Inquisition
Control code
on1001906792
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374140946
Lccn
2017036978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1001906792
Label
Renaissance woman : the life of Vittoria Colonna, Ramie Targoff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: in search of Vittoria Colonna -- The view from the cliff -- Donning widow's weeds -- Longing for the nunnery -- Becoming a poet -- The sack of Rome -- Life at court -- Among preachers and pilgrims -- Hidden heretics -- The power of print -- Michelangelo in love -- Salt wars -- Late love -- Last rites -- Conclusion: in the archive of the Inquisition
Control code
on1001906792
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374140946
Lccn
2017036978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1001906792

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