Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2005

400 Pages | 73 maps & halftones, 28 color illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195182682

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The Pope's Daughter

The Extraordinary Life of Felice della Rovere

Caroline P. Murphy

The illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II, Felice della Rovere became one of the most powerful and accomplished women of the Italian Renaissance. 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 skillfully weaves a compelling portrait of this remarkable woman. With a marvelous cast of characters, this is a spellbinding biography set against the brilliant backdrop of Renaissance Rome.