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The Borgias : power and fortune / Paul Strathern.

By: Strathern, Paul, 1940- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.Description: xvi, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781643130835; 1643130838.Subject(s): Borgia family | Nobility -- Italy -- Papal States -- Biography | Renaissance -- Italy | Italy -- History -- 15th century | Italy -- History -- 1492-1559 | Papal States -- History -- 1417-1605Genre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 945.06
Contents:
Prologue: The crowning moment -- Origins of a dynasty -- The young Rodrigo -- Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia emerges in his true colours -- The way to the top -- A new pope in a new era -- "The scourge of God' -- The best of plans ... -- A crucial realignment -- A royal connection -- IL Valentino's campaign -- Biding time -- The second Romagna campaign -- The Borgias in excelsis -- Cesare strikes out -- Changing fortunes -- Cesare survives -- Borgia's 'reconciliation' -- Lucrezia in Ferrara -- The unforeseen -- Desperate fortune.
Summary: "The glorious and infamous history of the Borgia family--a world of saints, corrupt popes, and depraved princes and poisoners--set against the golden age of the Italian Renaissance."--Amazon.com
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Includes bibliographic sources (pages [343]-361) and index.

"The glorious and infamous history of the Borgia family--a world of saints, corrupt popes, and depraved princes and poisoners--set against the golden age of the Italian Renaissance."--Amazon.com

Prologue: The crowning moment -- Origins of a dynasty -- The young Rodrigo -- Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia emerges in his true colours -- The way to the top -- A new pope in a new era -- "The scourge of God' -- The best of plans ... -- A crucial realignment -- A royal connection -- IL Valentino's campaign -- Biding time -- The second Romagna campaign -- The Borgias in excelsis -- Cesare strikes out -- Changing fortunes -- Cesare survives -- Borgia's 'reconciliation' -- Lucrezia in Ferrara -- The unforeseen -- Desperate fortune.

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