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The Borgias and Their Enemies, 1431–1519

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Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pub. Date:
2009
Language:
English
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This colorful history of a powerful family brings the world they lived in—the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance—to life.

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 inspired Niccolò 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.

From the author of The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici and other acclaimed works, The Borgias and Their Enemies is "a fascinating read" (Library Journal).

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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.

From the author of The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici and other acclaimed works, The Borgias and Their Enemies is "a fascinating read" (Library Journal).

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