Good to very good in dust jacket (slight wear) -clean copy -no markings; B&W and Colour Illustrations& Maps; 9.61 X 7.64 X 1.10 inches; 240 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The name Borgia is synonymous with the political corruption, greed, incest and murder rife in Renaissance Italy. Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, the first man to have clearly bought himself the papacy, and two of his infamous illegitimate children, Cesare and Lucrezia, were the three central figures of the Borgia dynasty, seizing power, wealth, land and titles through bribery, marriage and murder. Cesare, with his political astuteness and ruthlessness, became the model for Machiavelli's "The Prince", while Lucrezia, rumoured to have been a poisoner and the lover of her father and brother, may have been as much their victim as their accomplice. Marion Johnson plots the dynasty's dramatic rise from their beginnings in Spain to their occupation of the highest position in Renaissance society, at a time when Italy was the centre of the European stage, both culturally and politically. Finally, she examines how far the myth of the Borgias is borne out by the historical facts. Behind the gaudy horrors, she concludes, lie people of great talent and achievement, possessors, even, of moderate virtues.
About the Author: Marian Johnson made her home in Rome in 1944 while working for the British Foreign Office and she soon discovered that the Borgia legend still flourished in the Eternal City.
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Holt Rinehart & Winston, Buchzustand: Gut. 1005744 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 8°, Hardcover mit Schutzumschlag, Auflage 1981, 232 Seiten, leichte Gebrauchsspuren am Schutzumschlag , innen sauber und gut. Artikel-Nr. 60089
Buchbeschreibung London, Book Club Associates, 1981., 1981. Orig. boards, gilt. With dustjacket. 232 pp. Richly illustr., some in colour.; 25 cm. - (small library label on d.j., sl. worn) Although good. 1030g. Artikel-Nr. 10131
Buchbeschreibung Book Club Associates, London, 1981. Cloth with dustjacket. Buchzustand: Fine condition. 1st edition. Designer: Yvonne Dedman. Endpapers: Woodcut of Rome in the early sixteenth century. The name of Borgia symbolizes all that is considered corrupt in the Church of the fifteenth century. The author plots the dramatic rise of the Borgias from their beginnings in Spain to their occupation of the highest position in Renaissance society, at a time when Italy was the centre of the European stage, both culturally and politically. She explains why history has shown the Borgias as fallen men and women in a bad era, but considers the condemnation to have been too absolute: behind the gaudy horrors lie people of real talent and achievement, possessors, even, of moderate virtues. Contents: 1). Borgia beginnings: The road to Rome. 2). Calixtus III: Founder of the Borgia fortunes. 3). Cardinal Rodrigo: The Borgia dynast. 4). Pope Alexander VI. 5). Alexander and Cesare. 6). Cesare the prince. 7). The Borgia eclips and the good duchess. 8). The Borgia legacy. With select bibliography and bibliography. More than 100 illustrations, maps and genealogical tables. 232 pag. Size: 25cmx19cm. Artikel-Nr. 027396