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The House of Borgia By Christopher Hibbert

The House of Borgia

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The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. This book removes the layers of myth around the Borgia family.

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The House of Borgia by Christopher Hibbert

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 Niccolo 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 always insightful, Hibbert removes the layers of myth around the Borgia family and creates a portrait alive with his superb sense of character and place. Praise for Christopher Hibbert: 'A pearl of biographers' - "New Statesman". 'Perhaps the most gifted popular historian we have' - "The Times Educational Supplement".

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About Christopher Hibbert


Christopher Hibbert wrote more than fifty acclaimed books, including The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici and Rome: The Biography of a City. A leading popular historian whose works reflect meticulous scholarship, he was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He died in December 2008.

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GOR001791850
The House of Borgia by Christopher Hibbert
Christopher Hibbert
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2009-09-24
336
1849010692
9781849010696
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