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Borgia Pope

Orestes Ferrara

Borgia Pope

Alexander the Sixth.

by Orestes Ferrara

  • 73 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Sheed and Ward in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alexander, -- V1, Pope.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination456p. :
    Number of Pages456
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18847525M

    During the sweltering Roman summer of , Rodrigo Borgia has risen to power as pope. Rodrigo’s eldest son Cesare, forced to follow his father into the church and newly made the Archbishop of Valencia, chafes at his ecclesiastical role and fumes with jealousy and resentment at the way that his foolish brother has been chosen for the military. The stories about the Lucrezia Borgia's life - ruthless manipulator, possessor of a poison ring, sexual predator - often overshadow the more nuanced and fascinating story of her life. She was born on Ap , the illegitimate daughter of future Pope Alexander VI, then Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia and his long-time mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei.

    Description Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, is among the most fascinating and controversial personalities of the Renaissance. While her marriage alliances helped advance the political objectives of the papacy, she also served as Governor of Spoleto, making her one of the most powerful and dynamic female figures of the Rating: % positive.   'Under Palombo’s skillful hand, the entangled world of the Borgias comes vividly to life, exposing the dark facets of class structure and the all-consuming greed that comes with ambition--and love." - Heather Webb, internationally bestselling author of Last Christmas in Paris and Meet Me in Monaco During the sweltering Roman summer of , Rodrigo Borgia has .

    The Pope has plans for Cesare to follow after him as Pope and continue the Borgia rule but Cesare feels contrained in his role. I devoured this book over the course of two days. It is a book of substance so it isn’t really one that I could read in one day. Pope Alexander VI, born Rodrigo de Borja and more commonly known as Rodrigo Borgia, is the central character of the Showtime series The is an ambitious, power-hungry patriarch who uses bribery and murder to secure his election to the papacy. Once placing himself and his family into power, he struggles to maintain his grip on Italy and hold off any threats against : His Holiness Pope Alexander VI.


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Borgia Pope by Orestes Ferrara Download PDF EPUB FB2

I presonally liked "The Family" by Mario Puzo, a novel. The novel is about Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) and his family. Puzo spent over twenty years working on the book off and on, while he wrote others. It was finished by his longtime. Lucrezia Borgia was an Italian noblewoman and daughter of Pope Alexander VI.

A notorious reputation precedes her, and she is inextricably, and perhaps unfairly, linked to the crimes and debauchery. The Borgias ( TV series) - Wikipedia.

The Borgias is a historical-fiction drama television series created by Neil Jordan; it debuted in and was canceled in The series is set in Renaissance-era Italy and follows the Borgia family in their scandalous ascension to the papacy.

Mercilessly cruel and defiantly decadent, the Borgias use bribery, simony, intimidation and murder in their relentless quest for wealth and No. of episodes: 29 (list Borgia Pope book episodes). Ellen Lloyd - - Whether in ancient or modern times, family feuds have always occurred and sometimes a small incident can ignite a fight that will last for generations.

The rivalry between the Medici and Borgia, two of the most powerful families of Renaissance Italy was an interesting chapter in European history.

Lucrezia Borgia is among the most fascinating and controversial personalities of the Renaissance. The daughter of Pope Alexander VI, she was intensely involved in the political life of Italy during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.4/5(1).

The name Borgia is synonymous with Catholic religious corruption, as well as greed, incest, and murder. Rodrigo Borgia-Pope Alexander VI, a man who bought himself the papacy, and two of his infamous illegitimate children-Cesare and Lucrezia-were notorious for incest, poisoning, theft, political manipulation, seizing power, assassinations, wealth, land-theft, and titles through 5/5(5).

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has reemerged as the co-author of a new book expressing his belief in priestly celibacy, a potential point of conflict with Pope Francis after bishops in the recent synod Author: Vandana Rambaran. Borgia Family, descendants of a noble line, originally from Valencia, Spain, that established roots in Italy and became prominent in ecclesiastical and political affairs in the s and s.

The house of Borgias produced two popes and many other political and church leaders. Alexander VI, original Spanish name in full Rodrigo de Borja y Doms, Italian Rodrigo Borgia, (bornJátiva, near Valencia [Spain]—died AugRome), corrupt, worldly, and ambitious pope (–), whose neglect of the spiritual inheritance of the church contributed to the development of the Protestant Reformation.

3 Seasons, 29 Episodes. Pope Alexander survives an assassination attempt and comes back stronger than ever; Cesare defends Rome and his family against Caterina Sforza and and fights to prove himself to his father, while drawing closer to Lucrezia.

Pope Alexander solidifies his power and influence with the help of two loyal allies, Cesare and. Yet as Paul Strathern shows in his new book, the family eclipsed them all.

As a result, the year reign of Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI) is still, to many, “the most notorious in papal. First: the Borgia pope survived. And second: lightning also made a direct hit this year on the dome of St. Peter’s, on Feb. 11, the same day Author: Liesl Schillinger.

IN THE PILLORY. THE TALE OF THE BORGIA POPE. The book containing this statement has been placed on the "Index Expurgatorius" or List of Forbidden Books, by the Vatican.

All this has brought the story of the Borgia Pope and his life and adventures into the limelight and has revived interest in the darkest period of the papacy. Cesare Borgia born 13 September or April – 12 March ),Duke of Valentinois, was an Italian, nobleman, politician, and cardinal.

He was the son of Rodrigo Borgia, who later became Pope Alexander VIand his long-term mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei. Cesare Borgia is mentioned in several books, one entitled "TRIPTYCH OF POISONERS", and another.

Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia), Lucrezia’s father. Detail from a fresco by Pinturicchio in the Borgia Apartments in the Vatican painted shortly after Rodrigo’s accession to the papacy in File Size: 5MB.

Alexander Lee attempts to rescue the Borgias from their baleful reputation. Painting by John Collier, A glass of wine with Caesar Borgia, from left: Cesare Borgia, Lucrezia, Pope Alexander, and a young man holding an empty glass.

Renaissance Italy was dominated by rich and powerful families whose reputations have been shaped by the many dark. During the sweltering Roman summer ofRodrigo Borgia has risen to power as pope.

Rodrigo’s eldest son Cesare, forced to follow his father into the church and newly made the Archbishop of Valencia, chafes at his ecclesiastical role and fumes with jealousy and resentment at the way that his foolish brother has been chosen for the military Brand: St.

Martin''s Publishing Group. In 15th century Italy, resorting to murdering one's political opponents -- as Rodrigo Borgia, who became the second Borgia pope with the name of Alexander VI, did, -- wasn't that unusual. The Showtime series "The Borgias," which I LOVE, is filled with a lot of half-truths and embellishments.

They tend to mix up timelines and mesh stories to fit in with making a successful and entertaining TV show. For instance, Cesare and Lucrezia. The Life & Times of Lucrezia Borgia Book by Maria Bellonci *Daughter of a Pope. $ + $ Shipping. Lucrezia Borgia - Ferdinand Gregorovius Phaidon Publishers * $ LIFE AND TIMES OF RODRIGO BORGIA, POPE ALEXANDER VI By Arnold Harris Mathew.

$ Free shipping. Lucrezia Borgia: The Life of a Pope's Daughter in the Seller Rating: % positive.Lucrezia Borgia (Ap –J ) was the illegitimate daughter of Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) by one of his had three political marriages, arranged for her family's advantage, and likely had several adulterous alliances.By far the most recommended Pope related book was this perennial book club favorite.

Pope Joan tells the story of the brilliant and talented Joan who, in a medieval society that forbade women from learning to read or write, took her dead brother's place as an initiate at the monastery and rose to become Pope.