The Borgia ChroniclesBook - 2011
The Borgia family of Renaissance Italy has become a byword for pride, lust, cruelty, avarice, splendour and venomous intrigue. 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.
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2011
Branch Call Number: 929.2 B73ho
Characteristics: 384 p. : ill. (some col.), map, ports., geneal. table ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Borgias : history's most notorious dynasty