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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Everything that separates us from God must be cast out, banished, annihilated!
Love of God can never be great enough, He must be loved eternally, cherished
above everything else, never forsaken! I would make any sacrifice, bear any pain
I say to you once more: T can't judge. There's no sense in raking up old rumors.
That won't help you. You're grown up. You want to know yourself. You belong to a
new generation that won't rest until it understands everything under the sun.
I saw everything, heard everything. It seems absurd to me now that I have been a
witness to these things, and still live. I wandered that night like a madman
through the hell that was Rome. The burning. The stink of the corpses of people
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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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