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Christopher, Nicholas.

Summary: "Orphan Nicolo Zen is all alone in 1700s Venice, save for his clarinet, enchanted by a mysterious magician to allow its first player to perform expertly. Soon Nicolo is a famous virtuoso, wealthy beyond his dreams, but he can't stop wondering if he earned the success -- or the girl he met in Venice is safe from the harm"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC CHR

McCullough, Joy

Summary: In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, rape and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed by her deceased mother's stories of strong women of the Bible.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MCC

Caine, Rachel.

Summary: The star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, told through the eyes of Romeo's cousin, Benvolio, a thief known as the Prince of Shadows.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC CAI

Caine, Rachel.

Summary: In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor, and if they survive, marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their fates are written on the day they are born. Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CAI

McCullough, Joy

Summary: In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, rape and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed by her deceased mother's stories of strong women of the Bible.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: CD FIC MCC

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MCC

Taub, Melinda.

Summary: "After the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, mysterious figures in Verona are determined to reignite the feud between the Montagues and Capulets, so, for the sake of peace, the Prince orders Romeo's best friend Benvolio to marry Juliet's cousin Rosaline"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC TAU

Shefelman, Janice Jordan

Summary: In 1715 Italy, eight-year-old Anna Maria Lombardini arrives at a Venice orphanage with little but the special violin her father made for her, but when her teacher, Antonio Vivaldi, favors her over a fellow student, the beloved instrument winds up in a canal. Includes glossary and historical note.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2010

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Costanza, Stephen.

Summary: Long ago in Venice, Italy, a young orphan named Candida copies music each night for the orchestra of orphans who play for famed composer Vivaldi, and her imaginings find their way into one of his concertos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Costanza 2012

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Meyer, Carolyn

Summary: While her tyrannical family is out of favor in Italy, young Catherine de Medici is raised in convents, then in 1533, when she is fourteen, her uncle, Pope Clement VII, arranges for her marriage to prince Henri of France, who is destined to become king.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2007

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MEY

Cullen, Lynn.

Summary: A fictionalized account of Spanish queen Juana de Castile traces her succession to the throne after the reign of Queen Isabel, her marriage to Philippe the Handsome, and the accusations of insanity that prompted her half-century tower imprisonment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUL

Barnes, Margaret Campbell

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P BAR

Essex, Karen.

Summary: Born into wealth amid the political and artistic foment of the Italian Renaissance, worldly and ambitious Isabella and naive Beatrice Este, sisters and rivals, compete for the attentions of Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC ESS