Outrageous Women of the Renaissance

Outrageous Women of the Renaissance

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Fabulous true stories of the most amazing women in history.

They were cool and courageous, self-reliant and sharp-witted, daring and determined.

They were the exciting, inspiring, and totally Outrageous Women of the Renaissance.

These remarkable women forged their own paths, made their own rules--and rocked the world!

Among the outrageous women you'll meet are:
* Joan of Arc--the bold warrior who at age 17 became commander-in-chief of the French army and led her country's charge against the invading English.
* Elisabetta Sirani--the lightning-quick painter who opened an all-female art school and became an international sensation.
* Grace O'Malley--the mother of three who ruled the high seas as Ireland's pirate queen and freedom fighter.
* Christina of Sweden--the eccentric Swedish monarch who awakened her country to the wonders of Renaissance art, science, and literature.
* Gracia Mendes Nasi--the Spanish humanitarian and philanthropist whose "underground railroad" saved the lives of countless persecuted Jews.

Baker & Taylor
Relates the stories of fifteen women who contributed to the advancements made during the European Renaissance or otherwise stood out during the period, including Italian painter Elisabetta Sirani and Irish freedom fighter Grace O'Malley

& Taylor

Relates the unusual stories of fifteen brave, innovative women who contributed to the advancements made during the European Renaissance, including Italian painter Elisabetta Sirani, Celtic freedom fighter Grace O'Malley, and others. Original.

Publisher: New York : John Wiley, [1999]
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780471296843
Branch Call Number: J 920.72 LEON
Characteristics: ix, 117 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Outrageous women


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