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Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy

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The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance—incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new portrait, the truth is far more fascinating than the myth. Neither a vicious monster nor a seductive pawn, Lucrezia Borgia was a shrewd, determined woman who used her beauty and intelligence to secure a key role in the political struggles of her day.

Drawing from a trove of contemporary documents and fascinating firsthand accounts, Bradford brings to life the art, the pageantry, and the dangerous politics of the Renaissance world Lucrezia Borgia helped to create.

Synopsis:

The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissanceincest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new portrait, the truth is far more fascinating than the myth. Neither a vicious monster nor a seductive pawn, Lucrezia Borgia was a shrewd, determined woman who used her beauty and intelligence to secure a key role in the political struggles of her day.

Drawing from a trove of contemporary documents and fascinating firsthand accounts, Bradford brings to life the art, the pageantry, and the dangerous politics of the Renaissance world Lucrezia Borgia helped to create.

Synopsis:

Drawing from a trove of contemporary documents and fascinating firsthand accounts, Bradford brings to life the art, the pageantry, and the dangerous politics of the Renaissance world Lucrezia Borgia helped to create.

About the Author

Sarah Bradford is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Americ‛s Queen and Elizabeth. Her other books include Disraeli, selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; George VI; and Princess Grace. She is married to the Viscount Bangor.

Table of Contents

Author's Note

List of Illustrations

Maps

Genealogical Tables showing the Borgia, Este and Aragona Families

Acknowledgments

Foreword

The Scene

Cast of Principal Characters

Part One: The Pope's Daughter 1480-1501

1. The Pope's Daughter

2. Countess of Pesaro

3. The Borgia Renscent

4. The Tragic Duchess of Bisceglie

5. Turning Point

6. Farewell to Rome

Part Two: Duchess to Ferrara 1502-19

7. The Road to Ferrara

8. A New Life

9. The Heavens Conspire

10. The Dark Marquis

11. Duchess of Ferrara

12. The Congiura

13. Horrors and Tears

14. The Years of War, 1509-12

15. Lucrezia Triumphant

16. The Last year of Tranquillity

17. The End

Postscript

Archives

Source Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143035954
Author:
Bradford, Sarah
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Nobility
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Italy History 1492-1559.
Subject:
Borgia, Lucrezia
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-p. b/w art insert; b/w maps on page xi
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.38x5.58x.98 in. .91 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissanceincest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new portrait, the truth is far more fascinating than the myth. Neither a vicious monster nor a seductive pawn, Lucrezia Borgia was a shrewd, determined woman who used her beauty and intelligence to secure a key role in the political struggles of her day.

Drawing from a trove of contemporary documents and fascinating firsthand accounts, Bradford brings to life the art, the pageantry, and the dangerous politics of the Renaissance world Lucrezia Borgia helped to create.

"Synopsis" by , Drawing from a trove of contemporary documents and fascinating firsthand accounts, Bradford brings to life the art, the pageantry, and the dangerous politics of the Renaissance world Lucrezia Borgia helped to create.

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