The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519

The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519

Christopher Hibbert

The first significant biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's most recent heritage brings the relatives and the area they lived in—the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance—to existence.

The identify Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that have been rife in Renaissance Italy. The strong, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, higher recognized to historical past as Pope Alexander VI, was once the principal determine of the dynasty. of his seven papal offspring additionally rose to strength and fame—Lucrezia Borgia, his daughter, whose husband was once famously murdered through her brother, and that brother, Cesare, who served because the version for Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince. infamous for seizing strength, wealth, land, and titles via bribery, marriage, and homicide, the dynasty's dramatic upward thrust from its Spanish roots to its profession of the top place in Renaissance society types a gripping story.

Erudite, witty, and consistently insightful, Hibbert eliminates the layers of delusion round the Borgia relations and creates a portrait alive along with his wonderful feel of personality and place.

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