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Falling in love in spite of their class differences in nobility-dominated Renaissance Venice, widow Loredana, who fears the cruel judgment of her powerful family, and Dominican friar Orso, a revolutionary in hiding from the Venetian secret police, write out penitential confessions to a single trustworthy priest. A first novel.
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A riveting novel of politics and passion, love and lust in sixteenth-century Venice -- the story of two lovers caught up in a dangerous revolutionary movement -- written by a distinguished historian of the Italian Renaissance.About the Author:
One of the world's foremost authorities on the Italian Renaissance, Lauro Martines was born in Chicago, has a Ph. D from Harvard University, but has lived in London since 1970. Until recently, he commuted to Los Angeles, where he was Professor of European History at the University of California. He and his wife, the novelist Julia O'Faolain, lived for some years in Florence. His books include Lawyers and Statecraft in Renaissance Florence, Power and Imagination: City States in Renaissance Italy, Society and History in English Renaissance Verse, An Italian Renaissance Sextet: Six Tales in Historical Context, Strong Words: Writing and Social Strain in the Italian Renaissance, and April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici. This is his first novel.
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Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0312347510
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110312347510
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0312347510 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1023654