The Borgias by Marion Johnson
The Borgias by Marion Johnson
The Borgias by Marion Johnson
The Borgias by Marion Johnson
The Borgias by Marion Johnson
The Borgias by Marion Johnson
The Borgias by Marion Johnson
The Borgias by Marion Johnson
The Borgias by Marion Johnson
The Borgias by Marion Johnson

The Borgias by Marion Johnson

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The Borgias

by Marion Johnson

Book Club Associates, 1981, illustrated end-papers, colour and b/w photographs throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0417763079

Near Fine Condition, minor bumps to book edges, previous owners inscription whited out on first title page, minor shelf-wear to dustjacket edges

'Marion Johnson plots the dramatic rise of the Borgias from their beginnings in Spain to their occupation of the highest position in Renaissance society, at a time when Italy was the center of the European stage, both culturally and politically.  She explains why history has shown the Borgias as fallen men and women in a dad era, but considers the condemnation to have been too absolute : behind the gaudy horrors lie people of real talent and achievement, possessors, even, of moderate virtues.'