The Scarlet City: A Novel of 16th Century Italy
Chicago Review Press, 1 aug. 2005 - 368 pagina's
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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called Borgia, but Duke of Nepi and Camerino. An imposing title, but a hollow
one, nothing more than a string of names, because the possessions and the
rights that went with them had been taken from me when Julius the Borgia-hater ...
... the Lords Varano, had been murdered or driven away by Cesare; Pope
Alexander issued a bull that made me, the male heir of the Borgia family, Duke of
Camerino. At the same time, I received also the castle and lands of neighboring
... on horseback—protected the column of wagons and the sedan chair carried by
halberdiers, in which Cesare, too weak to ride, lay hidden behind black curtains.
We were on our way to the Castle of Nepi, which was still my property and thus ...
The Colonna had been driven from their lands by the Borgia Pope Alexander,
who had taken Nepi from them, their estate in the Romagna. They had fled to
Naples where Vittoria's father Fabrizio became general to the Viceroy. He
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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
XI Tullia dAragona
XII Vittoria Colonna
XIII Giovanni Borgia
XIV Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini
XV Tullia dAragona
XVI Giovanni Borgia
XVII Francesco Guicciardini and Niccolò Machiavelli
XVIII Michelangelo Buonarroti
VII Vittoria Colonna
VIII Francesco Guicciardini to Niccolò Machiavelli
IX Giovanni Borgia
X Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
XIX Giovanni Borgia
XX Vittoria Colonna
XXI Giovanni Borgia