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The Life of Cesare Borgia


A History and Some Criticisms


The celebrated historical novelist writes a life of Cesare Borgia and his family - and a case for the defense, in an age in which it was customary to draw the Borgias as devils incarnate.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-412-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jan 4,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 503
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-412-2
$207.00
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The celebrated historical novelist writes a life of Cesare Borgia and his family - and a case for the defense, in an age in which it was customary to draw the Borgias as devils incarnate. The rise of the Borgia family; the rule of Alexander VI; the campaigns of Ceasare; and the life and marriages of Lucrezia. This swashbuckling debunks much nineteenth-century romance, relying for chronology on the Liber Notarum of Johannes Burchard, Alexander's master of ceremonies.

The celebrated historical novelist writes a life of Cesare Borgia and his family - and a case for the defense, in an age in which it was customary to draw the Borgias as devils incarnate. The rise of the Borgia family; the rule of Alexander VI; the campaigns of Ceasare; and the life and marriages of Lucrezia. This swashbuckling debunks much nineteenth-century romance, relying for chronology on the Liber Notarum of Johannes Burchard, Alexander's master of ceremonies.

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Rafael Sabatini

  • PREFACE (page 7)
  • CONTENTS (page 21)
  • THE LIFE OF CESARE BORGIA (page 23)
  • THE LIFE OF CESARE BORGIA: CHAPTER I: THE RISE OF THE HOUSE OF BORGIA (page 25)
  • CHAPTER II:THE REIGNS OF SIXTUS IV AND INNOCENT VIII (page 37)
  • CHAPTER III: ALEXANDER VI (page 58)
  • CHAPTER IV:BORGIA ALLIANCES (page 78)
  • BOOK II: THE BULL PASCANT (page 99)
  • CHAPTER I: THE FRENCH INVASION (page 101)
  • CHAPTER II: THE POPE AND THE SUPERNATURAL (page 120)
  • CHAPTER III: THE ROMAN BARONS (page 130)
  • CHAPTER IV: THE MURDER OF THE DUKE OF GANDIA (page 139)
  • CHAPTER V: THE RENUNCIATION OF THE PURPLE (page 162)
  • BOOK III: THE BULL RAMPANT (page 177)
  • CHAPTER I: THE DUCHESS OF VALENTINOIS (page 179)
  • CHAPTER II: THE KNELL OF THE TYRANTS (page 192)
  • CHAPTER III: IMOLA AND FORLI (page 203)
  • CHAPTER IV: GONFALONIER OF THE CHURCH (page 222)
  • CHAPTER V: THE MURDER OF ALFONSO OF ARAGON (page 235)
  • CHAPTER VI: RIMINI AND PESARO (page 248)
  • CHAPTER VII: THE SIEGE OF FAENZA (page 267)
  • CHAPTER VIII: ASTORRE MANFREDI (page 284)
  • CHAPTER IX: CASTEL BOLOGNESE AND PIOMBINO (page 292)
  • CHAPTER X: THE END OF THE HOUSE OF ARAGON (page 302)
  • CHAPTER XI: THE LETTER TO SILVIO SAVELLI (page 311)
  • CHAPTER XII: LUCREZIA'S THIRD MARRIAGE (page 324)
  • CHAPTER X: URBINO AND CAMERINO (page 331)
  • CHAPTER XIV: THE REVOLT OF THE CONDOTTIERI (page 347)
  • CHAPTER XV: MACCHIAVELLI'S LEGATION (page 359)
  • CHAPTER XVI: RAMIRO DE LORQUA (page 375)
  • CHAPTER XVII: "THE BEAUTIFUL STRATAGEM" (page 385)
  • CHAPTER XVIII: THE ZENITH (page 397)
  • BOOK IV: THE BULL CADENT (page 417)
  • CHAPTER I: THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER VI (page 419)
  • CHAPTER II: PIUS III (page 433)
  • CHAPTER III: JULIUS II (page 443)
  • CHAPTER IV: ATROPOS (page 458)