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Sacred Narratives [PDF / Epub] ★ Sacred Narratives By Lucrezia Tornabuoni de Medici – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The most prominent woman in Renaissance Florence Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici 1425 1482 lived during her city's golden age Wife of Piero de' Medici and mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent Tornabuoni e The most prominent woman in Renaissance Florence Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici lived during her city's golden age Wife of Piero de' Medici and mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent Tornabuoni exerted considerable influence on Florence's political and social affairs She was also as this volume illustrates a gifted and prolific poetThis is the first major collection in any language of her extensive body of religious poems Ranging from gentle lyrics on the Nativity to moving dialogues between a crucified Christ and the weeping sinner who kneels before him the nine laudi poems of praise included here are among the few such poems known to have been written by a woman Tornabuoni's five storie sacre narrative poems based on the lives of biblical figures three of whom Judith Susanna and Esther are Old Testament heroines are virtually uniue in their range and expressiveness Together with Jane Tylus's substantial introduction these poems offer us both a fascinating portrait of a highly educated and creative woman and a lively sense of cultural and social life in Renaissance Florence.