The Scarlet City: A Novel of 16th Century Italy

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Chicago Review Press, 1 aug. 2005 - 368 pagina's
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Although he bears one of the most notorious names in all of Italy, Giovanni Borgia doesn't know his parentage. Hella Haasse uses the Italian Wars as a backdrop for Giovanni's agonizing quest for his identity. Set against the backdrop of the Italian wars, this novel seeks to unravel the puzzle of Giovanni Borgia's true identity. Machiavelli, Vittoria Colonna, Michelangelo, the Borgias and the Medici are some of the characters who inhabit the secretive and dangerous world of sixteenth century Rome.
 

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Against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Wars (1494-1559) Haasse traces the lives and struggles of some of Italy's most famous citizens--Michelangelo Buonarroti, Niccolo Machiavelli, Vittoria ... Volledige review lezen

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Introduction
ix
The Italian Wars
xi
I Giovanni Borgia
17
II Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
41
III Michelangelo Buonarroti
49
IV Vittoria Colonna
63
V Niccolò Machiavelli to Francesco Guicciardini
87
VI Giovanni Borgia
97
XI Tullia dAragona
217
XII Vittoria Colonna
233
XIII Giovanni Borgia
251
XIV Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini
269
XV Tullia dAragona
279
XVI Giovanni Borgia
295
XVII Francesco Guicciardini and Niccolò Machiavelli
311
XVIII Michelangelo Buonarroti
325

VII Vittoria Colonna
131
VIII Francesco Guicciardini to Niccolò Machiavelli
143
IX Giovanni Borgia
151
X Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
203
XIX Giovanni Borgia
335
XX Vittoria Colonna
351
XXI Giovanni Borgia
365
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Hella S. Haasse has written 17 novels as well as poetry, plays and essays, and has received many honors and awards including the Netherlands State Award for Literature. Her books have been translated into English, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Hungarian, Serbo-Croatian and Welsh.

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