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The Borgias and their enemies : 1431-1519, Christopher Hibbert

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The Borgias and their enemies : 1431-1519
Title
The Borgias and their enemies
Title remainder
1431-1519
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hibbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI, was the central figure of the dynasty. Two of his seven papal offspring also rose to power and fame--Lucrezia Borgia, his daughter, whose husband was famously murdered by her brother, and that brother, Cesare, who served as the model for Machiavelli's The Prince. Notorious for seizing power, wealth, land, and titles through bribery, marriage, and murder, the dynasty's dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to its occupation of the highest position in Renaissance society forms a gripping tale. Erudite, witty, and insightful, Hibbert removes the layers of myth around the Borgia family and creates a portrait alive with his sense of character and place.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hibbert, Christopher
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Borgia family
  • Nobility
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
The Borgias and their enemies : 1431-1519, Christopher Hibbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-319) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 328 p.
Isbn
9780151010332
Lccn
2008003076
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191090485
  • (OCoLC)191090485
Label
The Borgias and their enemies : 1431-1519, Christopher Hibbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-319) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 328 p.
Isbn
9780151010332
Lccn
2008003076
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191090485
  • (OCoLC)191090485

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