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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Does the Pope ever dare to object to anything you decree? Arm and train the
populace. That's one point. Then comes a second one at least as important: what
we need most urgently is a leader. Not just anyone, but a man who inspires us
he looked at her with suspicion and defiance: don't dare to pity me. Her proposal
that they take a trip to their estates in the South, he dismissed out of hand: he had
not come to Rome for a rest, he said; he hadn't needed to leave the fortress in ...
Giulia senses insecurity and, quick as lightning, takes advantage of his weakness
. She no longer weeps, she no longer kneels, now with her arms akimbo she can
respond to her enemy. "Deny it if you dare, you servant's bastard, even if your ...
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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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