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Spectacular - Borgia history and so much more!,
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This review is from: The Borgias: History's Most Notorious Dynasty (Hardcover)
Goodness, me! Having expected a regular narrative history book, I opened the parcel to find a most glorious production which I would have been thrilled to receive as a gift. This is the history of Borgia Italy, the papacy, the politics, the powerplays and the personalities. Each page contains brilliant historical narrative and "notes" on people and situations, using their own words and/or contemporary comments, all of which add to the richness of the experience.
The illustrations are incomparable and bring the work vividly to life. The print quality is beautiful and it is an absolute treasure of a book which I will revisit time and time again.
I feel I should write many paragraphs in praise of this book, but they would be superfluous. Suffice to say, it is gorgeous to look at and wonderful to read. What more can one say about something so perfect?