The Cardinal's Hat

Money, Ambition, and Everyday Life in the Court of a BorgiaPrince

By Hollingsworth, Mary

Publishers Summary:
The Cardinal's Hat is the fascinating story of how Ippolito d'Este, the second son of Lucretia Borgia, acquired the coveted cardinal's hat and became the Archbishop of Milan. Working with Ippolito's letters and ledgers, recently uncovered in an archive in Modena, Italy, Mary Hollingsworth has pieced together a fascinating and undeniably titillating tale of this Renaissance cardinal and his road to power and wealth in sixteenth century Europe.

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ISBN
978-1-58567-680-4
Publisher
Overlook Hardcover


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Reviewed on June 15, 2005

Using freshly discovered archival records from Modena, Italy, Hollingsworth, a scholar of Italian Renaissance art and architecture, here skillfully conjures another time and place. With deft writing, insight, and humor, she unpacks a treasure trove of Ippolito d'Este's personal ledgers and account books. Ippolito D'Este was the second son of Duke Alfonso of Este and Lucretia Borgia. His b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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