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Title:
The Borgias : the hidden history
Author:
Meyer, G. J., 1940-
ISBN:
9780345526915

9780345526939
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1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Bantam Books, c2013.
Physical Description:
xxx, 478 p. : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents:
One whom all did fear -- Alonso: from out of nowhere. A most improbable pope ; Surprises, disappointments, hope ; Pope and king, friends no more ; Family matters ; The end of the beginning -- Rodrigo: a long apprenticeship. Surviving ; Pius II : troubles rumored and real ; Paul II : the poisoned chalice ; Sixtus IV : disturbing the peace ; Innocent VIII : plumbing the depths -- Alexander: pope at last. The best man for the job ; The coming of the French ; The French depart ; A shattering loss ; Valentino -- Cesare: Caesar or nothing. The landscape changes ; Conqueror ; "Longing for greatness and renown" ; Settling scores ; Man of destiny -- Alone -- Aftermath -- Examining old assumptions.
Abstract:
The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of "The Tudors" and "A World Undone." Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait of the infamous Renaissance family and their storied milieu.
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