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The Borgias : the hidden history, G.J. Meyer

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The Borgias : the hidden history
Title
The Borgias
Title remainder
the hidden history
Statement of responsibility
G.J. Meyer
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Language
eng
Summary
Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G.J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait of the infamous Renaissance family and their storied milieu. They burst out of obscurity in Spain to capture the great prize of the papacy, not once but twice. Throughout a tumultuous half-century--as popes, statesmen, warriors, lovers, and breathtakingly ambitious political adventurers--they held center stage in the glorious and blood-drenched pageant known to us as the Italian Renaissance. Five centuries after their fall--a fall even more sudden than their rise to the heights of power--they remain symbols of the depths to which humanity can descend: Rodrigo, who bought the papal crown and prostituted the Roman Church; Cesare, who became the most treacherous cutthroat of a violent time; Lucrezia, as immoral as she was beautiful. But did these Borgias of legend actually exist? Grounding his narrative in exhaustive research and drawing from rarely examined key sources, 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.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 945/.060922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DG463.8.B7
LC item number
M49 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The Borgias : the hidden history, G.J. Meyer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn800040049
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxx, 478 pages
Isbn
9780345526922
Isbn Type
(sc)
Lccn
2012037777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other control number
40022148923
Other physical details
color illustrations, genealogical tables, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)800040049

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