The Borgias

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Author : Milo Manara and Alejandro Jodorowsky
Detail : “Alejandro Jodorowsky and milo maize Manara’s four-part sweeping adventure story of sex, blood, and faith is currently collected during a trade paperback edition for the primary time ever, an ideal companion volume to Dark Horse’s triumph Manara Library series! once Pope Innocent VIII dies, the corrupt, unchaste Cardinal Alexander VI schemes, murders, and seduces his method into turning into the new Pope, at once securing positions for his family and thereby making certain a Borgia kinsfolk. With breathtakingly stunning painted design by Manara, this account of Italy’s initial Mafia family is among comics’–and history’s–sexiest, most violent, and most partaking epics! Borgia vols. 1-4 (also exists in HC format)”

The Borgias : Power and Fortune

History

Author - Paul Strathern
Publisher - Pegasus Books
Pages - 400
ISBN - 9781643136110


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Detail - 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. The Borgia family have become a byword for evil. Corruption, incest, ruthless megalomania, avarice and vicious cruelty—all have been associated with their name. And yet, paradoxically, this family lived when the Renaissance was coming into its full flowering in Italy. Examples of infamy flourished alongside some of the finest art produced in western history. This is but one of several paradoxes associated with the Borgia family. For the family which produced corrupt popes, depraved princes and poisoners, would also produce a saint. These paradoxes which so characterize the Borgias have seldom been examined in great detail. Previously history has tended to condemn, or attempt in part to exonerate, this remarkable family. Yet in order to understand the Borgias, much more is needed than evidence for and against. The Borgias must be related to their time, together with the world which enabled them to flourish. Within this context the Renaissance itself takes on a very different aspect. Was the corruption part of the creation, or vice versa? Would one have been possible without the other? In this way, the Borgia too represent the greatest aspirations of the Renaissance. Condemning the Borgia is as futile as attempting to exonerate them. Their leadership and their depravity must both be taken into account, for it would appear that they are both part of the same picture. In the nineteenth century the German philosopher Nietzsche would outline his theory of the Will to Power. In the ensuing century this idea would be hijacked by the Fascists and put into ruthless practice. The Borgia were no Fascists, nor were they thinkers of the calibre of Nietzsche: yet it is arguable that they united both the idea and the practice of the Will to Power some four centuries prior to Nietzsche’s conception of this guiding human principle. Telling the story of the Borgias becomes both an illustration and an exemplary analysis of the strengths and flaws of this evolutionary idea. The primitive psychological forces which first played out in the amphitheaters of ancient Greece: hubris, incest, murder, the bitter rivalries and entanglements of doomed families, the treacheries of political power, the twists of fate—they are all here. Along with the final, tragic downfall. All these elements are played out in full in the glorious and infamous history of the Borgia family.

The Borgias :

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Georgina Masson
Publisher - Penguin (Non-Classics)
Pages - 232
ISBN - 9780141390758


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Detail - Now deceased, Johnson lived in Rome in 1944 while working for the British Foreign Office and became interested in the dynasty that established itself there during the Renaissance and has become the epitome of political intrigue and corruption. Her account was originally published by Macdonald in 1981. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

The Borgias :

ART

Author - Alejandro Jodorowsky
Publisher - Dark Horse Books
Pages - 216
ISBN - 1506712452


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Detail - Alejandro Jodorowsky and Milo Manara's four-part sweeping saga of sex, blood, and religion is now collected in a trade paperback edition for the first time ever, a perfect companion volume to Dark Horse's award-winning Manara Library series! When Pope Innocent VIII dies, the corrupt, licentious Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia schemes, murders, and seduces his way into becoming the new Pope, immediately securing positions for his family and thereby ensuring a Borgia dynasty. With breathtakingly beautiful painted artwork by Manara, this account of Italy's first Mafia family is among comics'--and history's--sexiest, most violent, and most engaging epics! Borgia vols. 1-4 (also exists in HC format)

The Borgias : The Hidden History

Biography & Autobiography

Author - G. J. Meyer
Publisher - Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Pages - 478
ISBN - 0345526910


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Detail - Introduces the members of one of the most notorious families in European history during an era of unparalleled beauty, terror, and intrigue.

The Borgias and Their Enemies, 1431–1519 :

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Christopher Hibbert
Publisher - HMH
Pages - 336
ISBN - 0547350619


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Detail - This colorful history of a powerful family brings the world they lived in—the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance—to life. The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI, was the central figure of the dynasty. Two of his seven papal offspring also rose to power and fame—Lucrezia Borgia, his daughter, whose husband was famously murdered by her brother, and that brother, Cesare, who inspired Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince. Notorious for seizing power, wealth, land, and titles through bribery, marriage, and murder, the dynasty’s dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to its occupation of the highest position in Renaissance society forms a gripping tale. From the author of The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici and other acclaimed works, The Borgias and Their Enemies is “a fascinating read” (Library Journal).

The Borgias :

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Marion Johnson
Publisher - Welcome Rain
Pages - 240
ISBN - 9781566492287


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Detail - In a lavishly illustrated family portrait, the author introduces readers to the Borgias, the most notorious European family of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, including Rodrigo Borgia, later Pope Alexander VI, and his illegitimate children--Lucrezia and Cesare. Reprint.

The Borgias :

Juvenile Nonfiction

Author - Alexandre Dumas
Publisher - Xist Publishing
Pages - 185
ISBN - 1681956438


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Detail - The Encyclopedia of the Famous Borgias Family The Borgias by Alexandre Dumas is not necessarily a fiction novel but a history lesson with some fiction in it about the famous House of Borgia that ruled Renaissance Italy. Witness their corruption, the different plots to eliminate their opponents and climb the power ladder from bribery, simony and theft to incest and murder. ,This book has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

The Borgias : Or, At the Feet of Venus

Author - Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 340
ISBN -


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The Borgias : Easyread Large Edition

History

Author - Alexandre Dumas
Publisher - ReadHowYouWant.com
Pages - 580
ISBN - 1425014429


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Detail - A masterpiece from Dumas' Celebrated Crime Series. Based on actual historical facts, it entertains with its fast-paced plot and vivid narrative. Engrossing!

The Closed Book: Concerning the Secret of the Borgias :

Treasure troves

Author - William le Queux
Publisher - Library of Alexandria
Pages - 350
ISBN - 1465552707


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A Brief History of the Borgias : The Bloodiest Family of the Italian Renaissance

Italy

Author - Christopher Hibbert
Publisher - Robinson Publishing
Pages - 560
ISBN - 9781849013123


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Detail - The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI, was the central figure of the dynasty. Two of his seven papal offspring also rose to power and fame - Lucrezia Borgia, his daughter, whose husband was famously murdered by her brother, and that brother, Cesare, who served as the model for Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince. Notorious for seizing power, wealth, land, and titles through bribery, marriage, and murder, the dynasty's dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to its occupation of the highest position in Renaissance society forms a gripping tale.

The Borgias : Two Novels in One Volume

Fiction

Author - Jean Plaidy
Publisher - Broadway Books
Pages - 651
ISBN - 9780307956866


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Detail - "The two novels contained in this volume were originally published separately in hardcover and in slightly different form as 'Madonna of the seven hills' and 'Light on Lucrezia' by Robert Hale, London, in 1958 and G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York in 1974 and 1976 respectively"--T.p. verso.

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