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The Borgias: Power and Fortune
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Paul Strathern
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The Borgias: Power and Fortune

Paul Strathern


Atlantic Books

European history;
Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700


400 pages

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The Borgia family have become a byword for evil. Corruption, incest, ruthless megalomania, avarice and vicious cruelty - all have been associated with their name. But the story of this remarkable family is far more than a tale of sensational depravities, it also marks a decisive stage in European history.

During this crucial period when the Renaissance was coming into its own, it was the rise and fall of the Borgia dynasty which held centre stage. These were leading players at the very moment when our modern world was creating itself. By relating this influential family to their time, together with the world which enabled them to flourish, Paul Strathern tells the story of this great dynasty as never before.

By:   Paul Strathern
Imprint:   Atlantic Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 165mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   800g
ISBN:   9781786495440
ISBN 10:   1786495449
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paul Strathern studied philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin. He is a Somerset Maugham Award-winning novelist; author of two series of books - Philosophers in 90 Minutes and The Big Idea: Scientists who Changed the World - and several works of non-fiction, including The Medici, The Artist, the Philosopher and the Warrior, Spirit of Venice and Death in Florence.

A great overview of one family's centuries-long role in changing the face of Europe. * Irish Independent on The Medici * Strathern has done his research thoroughly, and tells a good story well. * Sunday Telegraph on The Medici * An excellent entertaining, if ultimately dispiriting tale of the rise and fall of an ambitious banking family. * Ian Thomson, Sunday Times on The Medici *

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