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Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy

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Bradford's "Lucreza Borgia" Supurb Insight to Renaissance Life

Any student or casual reader of the Renaissance will venture into the worlds of numerous Italian families. The Medici, Sforza, Gonzaga, Strozzi, Orsini and Este heritages run deep and widely populate the Renaissance.

Sarah Bradford's "Lucreza Borgia" ties together th...
Any student or casual reader of the Renaissance will venture into the worlds of numerous Italian families. The Medici, Sforza, Gonzaga, Strozzi, Orsini and Este heritages run deep and widely populate the Renaissance.

Sarah Bradford's "Lucreza Borgia" ties together the chronolgies and escapades of these families as the Borgias -- from Popes to Duchesses -- interact, intermarry and collide with them. Bradford provides meaning and clairity to how these nobles conspired, loved and battled with each other to maintain statis or gain upon each other durning the richness, politics and religon of the Renaissance.

Lucreza's story of love, marriages, deaths and intrigue inside the Italian courts is a faciinating account. This one woman crosses all the lives and history of the period. And her connection to it all illuminates the personalities and times in which she lived.

posted by cronwms on August 2, 2009

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Where is Lucrezia?

This is not a biography of Lucrezia Borgia. It is a general look at what is going on around her. In one very short paragraph the author tells us that Lucrezia, not quite 20 at the time, administered the Vatican. And everybody thought she did a good job. Say what?!? ...
This is not a biography of Lucrezia Borgia. It is a general look at what is going on around her. In one very short paragraph the author tells us that Lucrezia, not quite 20 at the time, administered the Vatican. And everybody thought she did a good job. Say what?!? A girl running the Vatican! And who is everybody? But instead of saying one additional word about what she did, what decisions she made, who she met with, we get a description of her father and brother's activities. As Duchess we are told she administered her husband's territories. That is it. Entire statement. Then we get pages on pages of her husband and his brother's fights, along with the information that she stayed strictly out of it. Lucrezia is incidental to the story this author is telling and there is not enough attention paid to her to warrent selling this as a biography. I'd like my money back.

posted by Anonymous on November 24, 2004

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    Posted August 1, 2014

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    Im going off to chang into clean clothes d be at camp she mutting something about thinking and obama

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Check it out

    Excellent read.See a different side of the Pope's infamous daughter..

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    Posted February 6, 2010

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