The borgias

945 M612b 2015

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The borgias

Meyer G. J.

New York Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks 2013

478 p. illus. 21 cm.

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In the glorious and blood-drenched pageant known to us as the Italian Renaissance, the Borgias held center stage. History claims that Rodrigo Borgia bought the papal crown and prostituted the Roman Church; that Cesare Borgia, after becoming a teenage cardinal, turned into the most treachorous cutthroat of a violent time; and that Lucrezia Borgia, though beautiful, was also shockingly immoral. Today the members of this infamous dynasty remain immutable symbols of the depths to which humanity can descend. But do the Borgias deserve this notorious reputation? Grounding his narrative in exhaustive research and drawing from rarely examined key sources, acclaimed author G. J. Meyer brings fascinating new insight to the real people within the age-encrusted myth. Equally illuminating is the light he shines on the brilliant circles in which the Borgias moved and the thrilling era they helped to shape--a time of wars and political convulsions that reverberate to the present day.

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ISBN:

9780345526922

Author:

Meyer G. J.

Title:

The borgias

Publisher:

New York Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks 2013

Physical:

478 p. illus. 21 cm.

Summary:

In the glorious and blood-drenched pageant known to us as the Italian Renaissance, the Borgias held center stage. History claims that Rodrigo Borgia bought the papal crown and prostituted the Roman Church; that Cesare Borgia, after becoming a teenage cardinal, turned into the most treachorous cutthroat of a violent time; and that Lucrezia Borgia, though beautiful, was also shockingly immoral. Today the members of this infamous dynasty remain immutable symbols of the depths to which humanity can descend. But do the Borgias deserve this notorious reputation? Grounding his narrative in exhaustive research and drawing from rarely examined key sources, acclaimed author G. J. Meyer brings fascinating new insight to the real people within the age-encrusted myth. Equally illuminating is the light he shines on the brilliant circles in which the Borgias moved and the thrilling era they helped to shape--a time of wars and political convulsions that reverberate to the present day.

Subject:

Borgia family

Subject:

Nobility--Biography--Italy

Subject:

Renaissance--Italy

Subject:

Italy--History--15th century

Subject:

Italy--History--1492-1559

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