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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Cardinal Farnese himself told me these things. He knows that I once had an
interest in the destiny of Camerino. In fact, he knows still more about me. He
seldom speaks openly about me or my past. But I can tell in a number of little
ways that he ...
I didn't doubt that outcome for a moment, even though he had the Emperor's favor
and the Farnese's gold behind him. He didn't have a single piece of evidence,
even apart from the fact that his claims are nothing next to the Varano's. The bulls
I luring that accursed lawsuit, the opposing party made cer- —X"~s tain
insinuations. And there are facts which have come to light. Farnese had had the
two bulls made, in '18, for a great deal of money. It was Farnese who protected
me in the ...
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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
The Italian Wars
Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
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