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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Look, Varano condescends to notice me this time!" "Varano?" "He there, walking
one step behind Her Excellency. The big woman with the horse face next to him
is his wife, Caterina Cibo, a niece of the Pope." "Varano, Duke of Camerino?
I couldn't understand why that comfort was denied me. It was at her brother
Ascanio's court that she first met the ducal couple from Camerino — Giovanni
Maria Varano and his wife Ca- terina Cibo. The Varano and Colonna families
had fought ...
They looked upon him as a benefactor who stood in the odor of sanctity: his word
was law, the people would follow his judgment of the ducal pair. Varano invited
the monk to come and see him; he thanked him for everything he had done, ...
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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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