In The Name of the Family

In The Name of the Family It is better to be feared than loved Niccolo MachiavelliIn the bear pit of renaissance politics a young Florentine diplomat finds himself first hand observer on the history s most notorious family th

  • Title: In The Name of the Family
  • Author: Sarah Dunant
  • ISBN: 9781844087464
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is better to be feared than loved Niccolo MachiavelliIn the bear pit of renaissance politics, a young Florentine diplomat finds himself first hand observer on the history s most notorious family the Borgias.In the Name of the Family as Blood and Beauty did before holds up a mirror to a turbulent moment of history, sweeping aside the myths to bring alive the re It is better to be feared than loved Niccolo MachiavelliIn the bear pit of renaissance politics, a young Florentine diplomat finds himself first hand observer on the history s most notorious family the Borgias.In the Name of the Family as Blood and Beauty did before holds up a mirror to a turbulent moment of history, sweeping aside the myths to bring alive the real Borgia family complicated, brutal, passionate and glorious Here is a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia s doomed years, in the company of a young diplomat named Niccolo Machiavelli It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self confessed womaniser and master of political corruption is now on the Papal throne as Alexander VI His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty two, already thrice married and a pawn in her father s plans, is discovering her own power And then there is Cesare Borgia brilliant, ruthless and increasingly unstable it is his relationship with the diplomat Machiavelli which offers a master class on the dark arts of power and politics What Machiavelli learns will go on to inform his great work of modern politics, The Prince But while the pope rails against old age and his son s increasing maverick behavior it is Lucrezia who will become the Borgia survivor taking on her enemies and creating her own place in history.Conjuring up the past in all its complexity, horror and pleasures, In The Name of the Family confirms Sarah Dunant s place as the

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