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    DescriptionThe 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 Niccolo 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 always insightful, Hibbert removes the layers of myth around the Borgia family and creates a portrait alive with his superb sense of character and place. Praise for Christopher Hibbert: 'A pearl of biographers' - "New Statesman". 'Perhaps the most gifted popular historian we have' - "The Times Educational Supplement".


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    Title
    The House of Borgia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Hibbert
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 645 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849010696
    ISBN 10: 1849010692
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 1DST
    DC22: 945.050922
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3M
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DST
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KL
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Constable
    Publication date
    24 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Christopher Hibbert wrote more than fifty acclaimed books, including The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici and Rome: The Biography of a City. A leading popular historian whose works reflect meticulous scholarship, he was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He died in December 2008.