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Lev, Elizabeth

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Works: 7 works in 36 publications in 3 languages and 1,010 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Lev
The tigress of Forlì : Renaissance Italy's most courageous and notorious countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de' Medici by Elizabeth Lev( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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.--From publisher description
Tigress of Forli : the life of Caterina Sforza by Elizabeth Lev( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, and she was eventually defeated, imprisoned and raped by a Borgia. Caterina Sforza bore eight children, buried three 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 lead character in the multimillion selling videogame Assassin's Creed
Roman pilgrimage : the station churches by George Weigel( )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent decades, Americans in Rome have revived an ancient Christian custom: the daily pilgrimage to dozens of Rome's most striking churches during Lent and Easter Week. Along this historical and spiritual pathway, pilgrims encounter hidden artistic wonders and treasured Christian commentaries while also confronting the great mysteries of the Christian faith through a program of biblical and early Christian readings. The itinerary of the Roman station church pilgrimage offers Christians an opportunity to reflect on their religion and ponder the quality of their discipleship. In Roman Pilgrimage, bestselling theologian George Weigel, art historian Elizabeth Lev, and photographer Stephen Weigel guide readers along this religious and aesthetic journey with gorgeous photographs and revealing essays on the pilgrimage's art, architecture, and liturgies
A body for glory : theology of the body in the papal collections : the ancients, Michelangelo and John Paul II by Elizabeth Lev( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Catholic art saved the faith : the triumph of beauty and truth in Counter-Reformation art by Elizabeth Lev( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un corpo per la gloria : teologia del corpo nelle collezioni papali : gli antichi, Michelangelo e Giovanni Paolo II by Elizabeth Lev( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tigress of Forlì : Renaissance Italy's most courageous and notorious countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de' Medici by Elizabeth Lev( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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.--From publisher description
 
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