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The Borgias: Power and Fortune

Highly recommended for readers interested in the drama surrounding the Borgias that spurred a number of scandalous rumors that continue to circulate today.


The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance

What might have been a bewildering string of names, places, and dates is instead a page-turning popular history of an ambitious and influential family. Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in history.

Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonorola, and the Battle for the Soul of a Renaissance City

Lovers of medieval history will be pulled into this informative and gripping account; academics will find it a credible source of historical knowledge. Strathern's approachable, objective style turns a litany of information into a spellbinding saga worthy of prime time. A thrilling and informative chronicle of one of the Renaissance's most notorious dynasties.

The Venetians: A New History

The combination of dramatic narrative with historical facts will appeal to both public and academic libraries. ["Strathern's stories do entertain, but they don't always enlighten," read the review of the Pegasus hc, LJ 11/1/13.]

The Venetians: A New History; From Marco Polo to Casanova

Given the presence of two superb recent histories of Venice—Joanne M. Ferraro's Venice: History of the Floating City and Thomas F. Madden's Venice: A New History—why spend time on this volume?

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