The Borgias the hidden history
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Published:
[Westminister, MD] : Books on Tape, p2013.
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
16 sound discs (ca. 1200 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO 945.060922 M6125b
Inglewood - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO 945.060922 M6125b
Description
The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed 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 They burst out of obscurity in Spain not only to capture the great prize of the papacy, but to do so twice. Throughout a tumultuous half-century as popes, statesmen, warriors, lovers, and breathtakingly ambitious political adventurers they held center stage in the glorious and blood-drenched pageant known to us as the Italian Renaissance, standing at the epicenter of the power games in which Europe s kings and Italy s warlords gambled for life-and-death stakes. Five centuries after their fall a fall even more sudden than their rise to the heights of power they remain immutable symbols of the depths to which humanity can descend: Rodrigo Borgia, who bought the papal crown and prostituted the Roman Church; Cesare Borgia, who became first a teenage cardinal and then the most treacherous cutthroat of a violent time; Lucrezia Borgia, who was as shockingly immoral as she was beautiful. These have long been stock figures in the dark chronicle of European villainy, their name synonymous with unspeakable evil. But did these Borgias of legend actually exist? Grounding his narrative in exhaustive research and drawing from rarely examined key sources, Meyer brings fascinating new insight to the real people within the age-encrusted myth. Equally illuminating is the light he shines on the brilliant circles in which the Borgias moved and the thrilling era they helped to shape, a time of wars and political convulsions that reverberate to the present day, when Western civilization simultaneously wallowed in appalling brutality and soared to extraordinary heights. Stunning in scope, rich in telling detail, G. J. Meyer s The Borgias is an indelible work sure to become the new standard on a family and a world that continue to enthrall. Praise for The Borgias A vivid and at times startling reappraisal of one of the most notorious dynasties in history . . . If you thought you knew the Borgias, this book will surprise you. Tracy Borman, author of Queen of the Conqueror and Elizabeth s Women The mention of the Borgia family often conjures up images of a ruthless drive for power via assassination, serpentine plots, and sexual debauchery. . . . G. J. Meyer] convincingly looks past the mythology to present a more nuanced portrait. Booklist Meyer brings his considerable skills to another infamous Renaissance family, the Borgias and] a fresh look into the machinations of power in Renaissance Italy. . . . He] makes a convincing case that the Borgias have been given a raw deal. Historical Novels Review Fascinating . . . a gripping history of a tempestuous time and an infamous family. Shelf Awareness

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Title from container.
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Compact discs.
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Duration: ca. 20:00:00.
Participants/Performers
Read by Enn Reitel.
Description
The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account. 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 stories milieu.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Meyer, G. J., & Reitel, E. (2013). The Borgias: the hidden history. Unabridged. [Westminister, MD]: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Meyer, G. J., 1940- and Enn. Reitel. 2013. The Borgias: The Hidden History. [Westminister, MD]: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Meyer, G. J., 1940- and Enn. Reitel, The Borgias: The Hidden History. [Westminister, MD]: Books on Tape, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Meyer, G. J., and Enn Reitel. The Borgias: The Hidden History. Unabridged. [Westminister, MD]: Books on Tape, 2013.

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