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The Borgia chronicles, Mary Hollingsworth

Label
The Borgia chronicles
Title
The Borgia chronicles
Statement of responsibility
Mary Hollingsworth
Title variation
Borgia chronicles: 1414-1572
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Borgia family of Renaissance Italy has become a byword for pride, lust, cruelty, avarice, splendour and venomous intrigue. They have inspired abomination and fascination in almost equal measure, comparable to the Corleone clan depicted in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather. Indeed, Puzo himself featured the Borgias in his last novel, The Family, and the Borgias have inspired many other works of fiction together with plays, films, and even an opera - Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia. Of Spanish origin, the Borgias came to prominence in the Italy of the 15th century, at a time when the spiritual values of the medieval Church were being swept aside by the worldly secularism of the Renaissance. They also became notorious for licentiousness, venality and indeed all forms of immorality, while at the same time their patronage of the arts helped to bring about some of the greatest artistic masterpieces of the Renaissance
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NTG
Dewey number
945.6060922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Borgia chronicles, Mary Hollingsworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn794865917
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9781435134379
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map, ports., geneal. table
System control number
(OCoLC)794865917
Label
The Borgia chronicles, Mary Hollingsworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn794865917
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9781435134379
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map, ports., geneal. table
System control number
(OCoLC)794865917

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