The Borgias and Their Enemies 1431-1519 (9780547247816) Christopher Hibbert

Product Details:
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Mariner Books; 1 edition (September 16, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0547247818
ISBN-13: 978-0547247816

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7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

The first major biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert’s latest history brings the family and the world they lived in—the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance—to life html: the definitive guide. The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy html: the definitive guide. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI, was the central figure of the dynasty html: the definitive guide. Two of his seven papal offspring also rose to power and fame — his daughter Lucrezia and her brother Cesare, who murdered Lucrezia’s husband and served as the model for Machiavelli’s The Prince html: the definitive guide. The Borgias were notorious for seizing power, wealth, land, and titles through bribery, marriage, and murder. The story of the family’s dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to the highest position in Italian society is an absorbing tale.

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