The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519, Christopher Hibbert
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The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Narrator: John Telfer

Unabridged: 9 hr 22 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 02/01/2012

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Historical

Synopsis

The first major biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latest history brings to life the family and the world they lived in: the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance. 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. Two of his seven papal offspring also rose to power and fame-his daughter Lucrezia and her brother Cesare, who murdered Lucrezia's husband and served as the model for Machiavelli's The Prince. The Borgias were notorious for seizing power, wealth, land, and titles through bribery, marriage, and murder. The story of the family's dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to the highest position in Italian society is an absorbing tale.

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