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Author Murphy, Caroline, 1969-
Title The pope's daughter : the extraordinary life of Felice della Rovere / Caroline P. Murphy.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

Author Murphy, Caroline, 1969-
Subject Della Rovere, Felice, -1536.
Julius II, Pope, 1443-1513 -- Family.
Orsini family.
Children of popes -- Italy -- Rome -- Biography.
Nobility -- Italy -- Rome -- Biography.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Rome.
Rome (Italy) -- History -- 1420-1798.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 359 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary The illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II, Felice della Rovere became one of the most powerful and accomplished women of the Italian Renaissance. Now, Caroline Murphy vividly captures the untold story of a rare woman who moved with confidence through a world of popes and princes.; Using a wide variety of sources, including Felice's personal correspondence, as well as diaries, account books, and chronicles of Renaissance Rome, Murphy skilfully weaves a compelling portrait of this remarkable woman. Felice della Rovere was to witness Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel, watch her father Pope Julius II lay the foundation stone for the new Saint Peter's, and see herself immortalized by Raphael in his Vatican frescos. With her marriage to Gian Giordano Orsini - arranged, though not attended, by her father the Pope - she came to possess great wealth and power, assets which she turned to her advantage. While her father lived, Felice exercised much influence in the affairs of Rome - even negotiating for peace with the Queen of France - and after his death, Felice persevered, making allies of the cardinals and clerics of St. Peter's and maintaining her control of the Orsini land through tenacity, ingenuity, and carefully cultivated political savvy. She survived the Sack of Rome in 1527, but her greatest enemy proved to be her own stepson Napoleone. The rivalry between him and her son Girolamo had a sudden and violent end, and brought her perilously close to losing e; With a marvelous cast of characters, this is a spellbinding biography set against the brilliant backdrop of Renaissance Rome.
Contents Prologue: Finding Felice -- I. The Cardinal's Daughter -- 1. Felice's Father -- 2. Felice's Mother -- 3. The Birth of Felice -- 4. Felice's Stepfather -- 5. Felice's Rome -- 6. Felice's Childhood -- 7. Enter the Borgia -- 8. Felice's Departure -- 9. The Adolescent Felice -- 10. Felice's First Marriage -- II. The Pope's Daughter -- 1. The New Pope -- 2. The Reluctant Bride -- 3. The della Rovere Women in Rome -- 4. The Prince of Salerno -- 5. Self-Promotion -- 6. The Education of Felice della Rovere -- 7. Enter the Orsini -- 8. Gian Giordano -- 9. The Orsini Wedding -- III. Felix of the Oak and the Bear -- 1. A Bride at Bracciano -- 2. Felice and the Orsini -- 3. Felice and Gian Giordano -- 4. Father and Daughter Reunion -- 5. The Castello of Palo -- 6. The Entrepreneur -- 7. Vatican Embassadress -- 8. Felice and the Queen of France -- 9. Madonna Felice is Everything -- 10. Code Name Sappho -- 11. The Julian Legacy.
12. Felice, Michelangelo and the Pincian Hill -- IV. Patrona et Gubernatrix -- 1. A Trip to Loreto -- 2. Childbirth and Its Aftermath -- 3. The Pope's Daughter Becomes the Pope's Friend -- 4. The Pope Goes Hunting -- 5. Papal Payback -- 6. Orsini Signora Revisited -- 7. Bracciano's fonte -- 8. Weaving -- 9. Personal Reckoning -- 10. A Slave to the House of Orsini -- 11. More Reckoning -- 12. The Temporal Mother -- 13. Statio -- 14. Family Matters -- 15. Dowries and the Great Queen -- 16. Napoleone -- 17. The Taking of Palo -- 18. Papal Reprieve -- V. Dispossessed and Repossessed -- 1. At Prayer -- 2. The Fall of Rome -- 3. Hostages -- 4. Escape from Rome -- 5. Fossombrone -- 6. The Exiled -- 7. The Return to Rome -- 8. Rebuilding -- 9. At the Trinity -- 10. A Memorial to the Past -- 11. Clarice -- 12. The Boys -- 13. The War of Vicovaro -- 14. A Brother's Revenge -- 15. Restitution -- VI. The Most Loving Mother in the World -- Epilogue: Felice's Legacy.
ISBN 1423746767 (electronic bk.)
9781423746768 (electronic bk.)
1280428589
9781280428586
9786610428588
6610428581
0195182685 (Cloth)
9780195182682 (alk. paper)
0195312015
9780195312010
OCLC # 62872365
Additional Format Print version: Murphy, Caroline, 1969- Pope's daughter. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 0195182685 (DLC) 2005010130 (OCoLC)58975790.


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