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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
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Christopher Hibbert
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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
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A biography of the Borgia family looks at the dynasty's rise to power from its Spanish roots, while profiling its powerful patriarch, Pope Alexander VI; his daughter, Lucrezia; and his ruthless son Cesare, the model for Machiavelli's "The Prince."
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DLC
Dewey number
945/.050922
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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1431-1519
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The Borgias and their enemies : 1431-1519, Christopher Hibbert
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The crumbling city -- Elections and celebrations -- A man of endless virility -- Servant of the servant of God -- Marriages and alliances -- The French in Rome -- The conquest of Naples -- The Borgia bull -- Father and children -- The Dominican Friar -- Murder -- Another husband for Lucrezia -- The unwanted Cardinal's hat -- Cesare's French bride -- Conquests -- Jubilee -- Duke of the Romagna -- The Naples Campaign -- The duke and the Borgia girl -- Frolics and festivities -- The new bride -- Castles and condottieri -- The death of the pope -- Conclaves -- Cesare at bay -- Duchess of Ferrara -- The end of the affair -- The death of the duchess -- Saints and sinners
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unknown
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1st Mariner books ed.
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547350615
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00030624
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
89E114C5-9D02-46A3-A874-361611A86B0D
System control number
(OCoLC)768774830
Label
The Borgias and their enemies : 1431-1519, Christopher Hibbert
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crumbling city -- Elections and celebrations -- A man of endless virility -- Servant of the servant of God -- Marriages and alliances -- The French in Rome -- The conquest of Naples -- The Borgia bull -- Father and children -- The Dominican Friar -- Murder -- Another husband for Lucrezia -- The unwanted Cardinal's hat -- Cesare's French bride -- Conquests -- Jubilee -- Duke of the Romagna -- The Naples Campaign -- The duke and the Borgia girl -- Frolics and festivities -- The new bride -- Castles and condottieri -- The death of the pope -- Conclaves -- Cesare at bay -- Duchess of Ferrara -- The end of the affair -- The death of the duchess -- Saints and sinners
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Mariner books ed.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547350615
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00030624
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
89E114C5-9D02-46A3-A874-361611A86B0D
System control number
(OCoLC)768774830
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