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    DescriptionThe first major biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latest history brings the family and the world they lived in--the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance--to life. 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 -- his daughter Lucrezia and her brother Cesare, who murdered Lucrezia's husband and served as the model for Machiavelli's "The Prince." The Borgias were notorious for seizing power, wealth, land, and titles through bribery, marriage, and murder. The story of the family's dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to the highest position in Italian society is an absorbing tale.


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    Title
    The Borgias and Their Enemies, 1431-1519
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Hibbert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780547247816
    ISBN 10: 0547247818
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/16CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    B&T Approval Code: A15202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020
    B&T Approval Code: A14203005
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
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    DC21: 945.050922
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    LC classification: DG463.8.B7 H53 2009
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Cengage Learning, Inc
    Imprint name
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Publication date
    16 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Review quote
    PRAISE FOR CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT "[A] superbly scrupulous and sympathetic interpreter."--"The Boston Globe" "Simply unputdown-able."--"The New York Times Book Review"