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Blood & beauty, Sarah Dunant

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Blood & beauty
Title
Blood & beauty
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Sarah Dunant
Title variation
  • Blood and beauty
  • Blood & beauty
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a novel of the Borgias
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Acclaimed novelist of the Italian Renaissance Sarah Dunant now takes on the era's most infamous family: the Borgias. By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and in the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined not just by his wealth or his passionate love for his illegitimate children, but by his blood: he is a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If the Borgias are to triumph, this charismatic, consummate politician with a huge appetite for life, women and power must use papacy and family to succeed. His eldest son Cesare, a dazzlingly cold intelligence and an even colder soul, is his greatest - though increasingly unstable - weapon. Later immortalised in Machiavelli's The Prince, he provides the energy and the muscle. His daughter Lucrezia, beloved by both men, is the prime dynastic tool. Twelve years old when the novel opens, hers is a journey through three marriages: from childish innocence to painful experience, from pawn to political player. Stripping away the myths around the Borgias, Blood & Beauty is a majestic novel that breathes life into this astonishing family and celebrates the raw power of history itself: compelling, complex and relentless
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Dunant, Sarah
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Borgia family
  • Nobility
  • Church and state
  • Italy
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Blood & beauty, Sarah Dunant
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 527-528
Control code
000050860082
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
529 p.
Isbn
9781844087440
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
geneal.table, map
Label
Blood & beauty, Sarah Dunant
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 527-528
Control code
000050860082
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
529 p.
Isbn
9781844087440
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
geneal.table, map

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