The Borgias: History's Most Notorious Dynasty by Mary Hollingsworth

The Borgias: History's Most Notorious Dynasty by Mary Hollingsworth

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History's most notorious dynasty brought vividly to life.

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The Borgias have become a byword for pride, lust, cruelty, avarice, splendour and venomous intrigue. An inspiration for many works of fiction, most famously Mario Puzo's The Godfather, they have aroused abomination and fascination in almost equal measure, while their patronage of the arts created some of the great masterpieces of the Renaissance. From the powerful, merciless Rodrigo Borgia, better known as Pope Alexander VI, to the beautiful Lucrezia and the debauched and murderous Cesare, Mary Hollingsworth's account of the dynasty's dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to the heights of Renaissance society forms a compelling tale of brutality, incest, unparalleled corruption and extortionate greed.

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SKU GOR005836668
Title The Borgias: History's Most Notorious Dynasty
Author By (author) Mary Hollingsworth
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 1782069445
ISBN 13 9781782069447
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

The Borgias have become a byword for pride, lust, cruelty, avarice, splendour and venomous intrigue. An inspiration for many works of fiction, most famously Mario Puzo's The Godfather, they have aroused abomination and fascination in almost equal measure, while their patronage of the arts created some of the great masterpieces of the Renaissance. From the powerful, merciless Rodrigo Borgia, better known as Pope Alexander VI, to the beautiful Lucrezia and the debauched and murderous Cesare, Mary Hollingsworth's account of the dynasty's dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to the heights of Renaissance society forms a compelling tale of brutality, incest, unparalleled corruption and extortionate greed.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005836668
Title The Borgias: History's Most Notorious Dynasty
Author By (author) Mary Hollingsworth
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 1782069445
ISBN 13 9781782069447
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.