The Borgias: Power and Depravity in Renaissance Italy
Infamy. Consider escaping from contemporary stories of power and depravity and spend some time with Paul Strathern’s book titled, The Borgias: Power and Depravity in Renaissance Italy. Whether you know a lot or a little about the Borgias before opening this book, you are likely to re-read some passages when what Strathern says in a straightforward way sinks in. Treachery, entanglements of all sorts, violence and schemes abound on these pages. We hear about boundless ambition, the purchase of the papacy, and the exercise of power.
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