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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Yesterday the most powerful man in the court, Monsignore Schomberg, the
Archbishop of Capua, visited the Chancellery with his retinue. On these
occasions anyone who has the opportunity comes forward and salutes. My friend
in the ...
The speechwriter in court dress, who sees only the rooms and galleries and
adjacent symmetrical inner gardens of the papal palace, is a stranger whom I don
't like to identify with. Who and what am I here? I shall know that when I find out
come to the court. It's the tallest trees which are hit hardest by the wind, Messer.
Now I'm being stabbed in the back. Giberti hates the sight of me because I know
everything and I don't try to hide my opinions. He does whatever he can to ...
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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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