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The Life & Legend of Lucrezia Borgia By M. G. Scarsbrook
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Once described as the 'greatest whore there ever was in Rome', Lucrezia Borgia has captivated historians and artists for centuries with wildly conflicting accounts of her character. This book gathers... More > together all the crucial information needed for a study into the life of Lucrezia, including a detailed timeline, a biographical profile, an extensive description of her life in Rome, and a discussion of the Borgia family's legendary connection to poison. INCLUDED INSIDE: - Lucretia Borgia: According To Original Documents and Correspondence of Her Day by Ferdinand Gregorovius - The Borgias by Alexander Dumas (from 'Celebrated Crimes') - The Life of Cesare Borgia by Rafael Sabatini - Lucrezia Borgia, libretto by Felice Romani for the Opera by Gaetano Donizetti (in Italian) - Encyclopedia Britannica articles (11th edition) on Lucrezia Borgia and Cesare Borgia - Love Letter From Pietro Bembo to Lucrezia Borgia< Less
The Real Lucrezia Borgia By Antonino d'Este
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Born of an Italian Gentlewoman, she was of middle height, petite in form, graceful in movement and a bust of admirable proportion. She was always gay and smiling, permissive and pleasure loving,... More > quite unlike the sinister legend that a hostile posterity has attached to her.< Less
The Real Lucrezia Borgia By Antonino d'Este
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Born of an Italian Gentlewoman, she was of middle height, petite in form, graceful in movement and a bust of admirable proportion. She was always gay and smiling, permissive and pleasure loving,... More > quite unlike the sinister legend that a hostile posterity has attached to her.< Less
The Borgias By Alexandre Dumas
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The Borgias are the most infamous family of Italian Renaissance , and their history normally hinges around three key individuals: Rodrigo Borgia, his son Cesare and daughter Lucrezia. Thanks to the... More > actions of them, the family name is associated with greed, power, lust and murder. The patriarch Rodrigo later known as Alexander VI, was the vice-chancellor, and became Pope in 1492, with the death of the Pope. Rodrigo put all his work together with a huge amount of bribes and was elected Alexander VI. Cesare became a cardinal in 1493,and played a central rol in the intrigues of Rome. He was so clever and manipulative, that is contemporary Nicholas Machiavelli, based his masterpiece "The Prince" in his personality. Lucrezia Borgia played an important role, managing key alliances with her marriages. Alexander Dumas father, wrote an amazing novel exploring the lives of these characters, their intrigues, and famous rumors, such as incest between Cesare and Lucrezia< Less
The Life & Legend of Cesare Borgia By M. G. Scarsbrook
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Described by some as ‘a rebel against Christ’ who deserved to die, Cesare Borgia is arguably the most infamous member of the notorious Borgia family. His brilliant mind, ruthless... More > ambition, and insatiable desires have inspired writers, artists, and philosophers for centuries – most notably Machiavelli’s ideal ruler in ‘The Prince’. This book gathers together all the crucial information needed for a study into Cesare's dramatic life, including a detailed timeline, a biographical profile, an extensive description of his life in Rome, and a discussion of the Borgia family's legendary connection to poison. INCLUDED INSIDE: - The Life of Cesare Borgia by Rafael Sabatini - The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli - The Borgias by Alexander Dumas (from 'Celebrated Crimes') - Lucretia Borgia by Ferdinand Gregorovius - Encyclopaedia Britannica articles (11th edition) on Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia - Lucrezia Borgia, libretto by Felice Romani for the Opera by Gaetano Donizetti (in Italian)< Less
Lucretia By David Krae
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Lucretia Borgia is the daughter of Pope Alexander VI and sister of the infamous Cesare Borgia. Immersed in the ultimate patriarchy of Renaissance Rome and the Vatican, Lucretia struggles to find her... More > independence from her family's corruption and ruthless schemes in this elegant historical romance. Lucretia is an historical novel. Lucretia (Lucrezia) Borgia - b. April 18, 1480 - d. June 24, 1519< Less
Celebrated Crimes: Complete Eight Volumes Illustrated By Alexandre Dumas
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Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure. Translated into nearly 100 languages, these... More > have made him one of the most widely read French authors in history. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Celebrated Crimes, was compiled from 1839 to 1841, with the assistance of several friends, an eight-volume collection of essays on famous criminals and crimes from European history. This book is Dumas' retelling of historical and infamous crimes. He featured Beatrice Cenci, Martin Guerre, Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia, as well as more recent events and criminals, including the cases of the alleged murderers Karl Ludwig Sand and Antoine François Desrues, who were executed.< Less
Roma vista da me By MGL Valentini
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Raccolta semiseria di incontri al limite del paranormale, dove la fantasia cavalca l'infinita linea temporale della Storia, la quale viene narrata per la prima volta dalla "viva" voce dei... More > suoi protagonisti. Vi siete mai chiesti come sarebbe stato un libro storico se a scriverlo fossero stati i suoi protagonisti? Cola di Rienzo, Ezio Flavio,Attila, Bonifacio VIII, Federico II, Rea Silvia, Romolo, Caligola, Nerone, Benvenuto Cellini, Raffaello, Beatrice Cenci, Il legionario, Lucrezia Borgia, Cristina di Svezia, Michelangelo, Enrico Toti, Pasquino, Ciceruacchio< Less
Il Condottiero By MGL Valentini
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A cinquecento anni dalla morte, un omaggio alla vita di Cesare Borgia, Duca Valentino. Una biografia romanzata che rievoca la vita di un uomo che la Storia non ha mai tenuto in alta considerazione se... More > non per diffamarlo insieme alla sua famiglia. In questa opera si tenta di mostrare come sia vissuto Cesare Borgia nel suo tempo, quali fossero le sue massime aspirazioni, quali i suoi rapporti con il padre, papa Alessandro VI, e quelli con sua sorella Lucrezia. In questo romanzo si tenta di portare a galla una realtà che è ben diversa da quella cui si è abituati, attenendosi saldamente ai fatti, documenti alla mano, per scoprire quanto di vero e, soprattutto, quanto di falso ci sia nella leggenda della famiglia Borgia.< Less
Il condottiero By MGL Valentini
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A cinquecento anni dalla morte, un omaggio alla vita di Cesare Borgia, Duca Valentino. Una biografia romanzata che rievoca la vita di un uomo che la Storia non ha mai tenuto in alta considerazione se... More > non per diffamarlo insieme alla sua famiglia. In questa opera si tenta di mostrare come sia vissuto Cesare Borgia nel suo tempo, quali fossero le sue massime aspirazioni, quali i suoi rapporti con il padre, papa Alessandro VI, e quelli con sua sorella Lucrezia. In questo romanzo si tenta di portare a galla una realtà che è ben diversa da quella cui si è abituati, attenendosi saldamente ai fatti, documenti alla mano, per scoprire quanto di vero e, soprattutto, quanto di falso ci sia nella leggenda della famiglia Borgia.< Less