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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It wouldn't pay badly to serve in a victorious army, and anyway I wanted to follow
Pescara's banners long before I went to France. And if I hadn't gone to Ferrara, I'd
surely have a worthwhile post now with the Emperor's troops. I felt so flattered ...
We need an army and a leader, all the men we can get hold of, under one leader.
How about Giovanni de'Medici? A commander of mercenaries is better than no
leader at all. Everyone says that Giovanni is a brave, capable warrior. He isn't a ...
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 ...
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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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