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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CONTENTS Introduction ix Chronology: 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.
CHRONOLOGY: THE ITALIAN WARS [Events occurring in The Scarlet City are
bracketed.] 1492: Election of Alexander VI, Borgia Pope. His daughter Lucrezia
marries first husband, Giovanni Sforza. 1494: Charles VIII of France invades Italy.
But she considers the arrival on the scene of Giovanni Borgia to be an
expression of Messer Pietro's long-suppressed need for revenge and
provocation. She can react only with hatred to that underhanded attempt to
destroy her success and ...
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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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