The scarlet city: a novel of 16th-century Italy
Academy Chicago Publishers, 1990 - 367 pagina's
In this masterly novel, Hella Haasse, the author of last year's bestselling takes readers to a 16th-century Italy torn by the savage violence of war and by sinister intrigues for power, and Giovanni Borgia's agonizing search for his true origins.
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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
a staff around him of male blood relatives, uncles and nephews, bastards, an
army of nothing but Colonna; Marcello and Giulio and Sciarra and Marziano and
whatever the rest are called. In addition, there are many supporters of the ...
Toward sunset we succeeded in assembling the booty-laden men and inducing
them to turn back to the encampment which lay all around the Colonna palace. It
was high time too. If we had not departed then, the people, who were indifferent ...
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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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