Catherine de Medici

Catherine de Medici

by Leonie Frieda



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ISBN-13: 9781842127254
Publisher: Phoenix Press, WC2
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.57(w) x 9.65(h) x 1.65(d)

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Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
elmyra on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I was very disappointed by this book. Leonie Frieda's main shortcoming is that she isn't really telling te story of Catherine de Medici, she is writing a chronicle of her time. We see Catherine almost as a bystander here: most of th eprimary sources quoted are not by or about her but rather by or about her male relatives (husband, sons), so that it is difficult to build up a picture of the woman herself.Comapred to the works of great biographers such as Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser this book pales. I do hope that someone will one day write a better biography of Catherine de Medici - I'd certainly love to read it.