The Borgias by Christopher Hibbet

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The Borgias by Christopher Hibbet

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:10 am

(previously the House of Borgia) Constable books ISBN 978-1-84901-994-1 2011.
The author of "The Rise and Fall of the House of Medicci" does the same job on the "wickedest family in history".
Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alex VI) being one of those "Princes of the Church" that still make me ashamed of the Papacy and his family played a pivitol part in the dramatic final years of the 15th century as Italy emerged from the Renaissance into the modern age. What Hibbet does is strip away the hype and anti Borgia (and anti Spanish) propoganda and years of anti Catholic history to present the family as it was and how it was seen at the time.
They still aren't that pleasent a crowd it has to be said.


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