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Borgia family

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Works: 507 works in 1,324 publications in 14 languages and 37,565 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Family histories  Autobiographies  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DG463.8.B7, 945.060922
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The Borgias by Ivan Cloulas( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the meteoric rise & eventual fall of this most famous/infamous family of Renaissance Italy: Alonso & his unscrupulous nephew Rodrigo; the amoral Cesare, the model for Macchiavelli's perfect prince; & Lucrezia, political pawn in her family's deadly game of influence-peddling
The Borgias by Clemente Fusero( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Borgias : the hidden history by G. J Meyer( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a new account by the author of "The Tudors" and "A World Undone". Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G.J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait of the infamous Renaissance family and their storied milieu
The Borgias by Georgina Masson( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavishly illustrated biography of the Italo-Spanish family of colorful characters which produced two of the corrupt Renaissance popes
A history of the Borgias by Frederick Rolfe( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borgia Family, Spanish Borja, descendants of a noble line, originally from Valencia, Spain, that established roots in Italy and became prominent in ecclesiastical and political affairs in the 1400s and 1500s. The house of the Borgias produced two popes and many other political and church leaders
The Borgias; the rise and fall of a Renaissance dynasty by Michael Edward Mallett( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Borgias are one of the most notorious families in European history, not because of any lasting achievements nor for long occupation of positions of power and influence, but because of the moral outrages committed by members of two generations of the family at a time when Italy was at the centre of the European stage. The activities of Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, and his children, Cesare and Lucrezia, have attracted the attention of poets, playwrights, novelists and musicians as well as contemporary pamphleteers and historians of all subsequent generations. Most of these have devoted themselves to describing the private lives of these members of the Borigia family, thus creating the impression that the only memorable things about them were their poisonings and their incest. What has rarely been attempted in any reasonably accessible form, and therefore with little impact on popular ideas, is an assessment of the social and political aims and achievements of the Borgia family as a whole. Who were the Borgias? What were they doing in the fifteenth century that made them so hated and feared in Italy? What were the wider implications of the two Borgia pontificates? What happened to the family after the death of Alexander VI? These are the questions which this book attempts to answer for the benefit of as wide an audience as possible. The main significance of the Borgias lies not in their crimes and immoralities but in the dramatic rise of the family from a position of relatively obscure Spanish nobility to the highest position in Renaissance society. It lies in the policies of Alexander VI as one of the leading Popes of the Renaissance: the extent to which these policies were designed for the continued advancement of the family, and the extent to which he succeeded in creating positions of influence and importance for his family in Italy, France, and Spain, which survived for over two centuries." -- Book jacket
The Borgias by J Lucas-Dubreton( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Borgias by Anny Latour( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Borgias : celebrated crimes by Alexandre Dumas( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family of the House of Borgia are remembered for their corrupt rule during the period when one of them, Rodrigo Borgia, was Pope. This text was taken from a series of essays on famous criminals and crimes by the author of The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas. The Borgia's crimes reputedly ran the gamut from theft and bribery to rape, incest and murder
The Borgias : celebrated crime by Alexandre Dumas( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody has ever detailed history's most ruthless rulers and tyrants with as much flair and passion as French writer Alexandre Dumas. This gripping exposition of the Borgias, the Italian clan that earned notoriety as one of the world's most power-hungry and corrupt families, is a pulse-pounding read that fans of the true crime genre will find hard to put down
The story of the Borgias by Lacy Collison-Morley( Book )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Borgias and their enemies : 1431-1519 by Christopher Hibbert( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Borgia pope, Alexander the Sixth by Orestes Ferrara( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated by F.J. Sheed."First printing September, 1940." Bibliographical references in "Notes" (p. 423-448)
The Borgias by Alexandre Dumas( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CELEBRATED CRIMES Vol I, Part 1: The Borgias There are dreadful -- perhaps scurrilous -- rumors about the Borgias of renaissance Italy, and here Dumas, author of such classics as THE THREE MUSKETEERS, in his Celebrated Crimes series, dishes up the dirt in all its ugly glory. This book was not written for children. Dumas has minced no words in describing the violent scenes of a violent time. In some instances facts appear distorted out of their true perspective, and in others the author makes unwarranted charges. The careful, mature reader -- for whom the books are intended -- will recognize and allow for this fact
A brief history of the Borgias : the bloodiest family of the Italian renaissance by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Borgia by Roberto Gervaso( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Borgia han constituido una de las familias más influyentes a lo largo de la historia del Papado. Más famosos por sus escándalos que por sus empresas políticas, el autor ofrece una visión más equilibrada su trayectoria
Les Borgia by Ivan Cloulas( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliogr. S. 419 - 423
Los Borgia : luces y sombras by G Le Thiec( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crimen, sexo y poder: he aquí lo que inmediatamente evoca el nombre de Borgia. De esa familia valenciana que dio dos papas y reinó sobre la Romadel siglo XV, la historia ha retenido sobre todo la leyenda escabrosa: veneno, fratricidio, incesto y estupro bajo los oropeles del Vaticano, en los cuales tres personajes, el papa Alejandro VI y sus dos hijos, César y Lucrecia, parecían querer rivalizar. Lo esencial que sabemos de los Borgia, sin embargo, procede de las calumnias propagadas por los enemigos personales del Papa y los adversarios del papado. Guy Le Thiec  ha realizado esta investigación para alejarse de la leyenda y enmarcar todos los avatares de la saga de los Borgia en la compleja realidad de los intereses políticos y religiosos de la convulsa época en la que vivieron, ofreciéndonos un texto riguroso y apasionante que nos invita a contemplar la historia desde un lugar privilegiado.El relato del  ascenso romano y del posterior crepúsculo de la familia Borgia nos plantea una meditación sobre el deseo y el poder en los albores de la modernidad. Con un estilo enérgico y brillante, el autor pone en escena este fabuloso drama familiar que se representó en un escenario inquietante y prestigioso:la Romadel Renacimiento yla Italiade los enfrentamientos entre potencias rivales
Miscellaneous manuscripts by Borgia (Family :( Book )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Four documents on paper from three members of the Borgia family in Italy, all of whom served as cardinals, ranging from 1503 to 1770. The documents are as follows: one from Ludovicus (also referred to as Luigi) Borgia in 1503 in Latin; two from Giovanni Borgia (also referred to as Don Juan de Borgia), one in Spanish dated 1546 and the other in Italian dated 1549; and one from Stefano Borgia to Giovanni Mengozzi in Foligno, dated 1770. The 1503, 1546, and 1549 documents contain records of money lent and owed. The Stefano Borgia letter concerns research, and refers to the exchange of books between the sender and recipient. Most contain seals, or remnants of seals
The Borgia chronicles by Mary Hollingsworth( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A lavishly illustrated chronicle of one of history's most notorious ruling dynasties
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityAlexander VI, Pope, 1431-1503

controlled identityCallistus III, Pope, 1378-1458

Borges (Family : active 14th century-18th century)

Borja (Family : active 14th century-18th century)

Borjia (Family : active 14th century-18th century)

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