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945.0509 HIBBERT
  
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Publisher, Date:
Boston, [Mass.] : Mariner Books, 2009, c2008.
Description:
vi, 328 p. ; 21 cm.
  
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Edition:
1st Mariner Books ed.
Summary:
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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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
ISBN:
9780547247816 (pbk)
0547247818 (pbk)
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