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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and the pounding of horses' hooves, while we pushed our way into a forecourt of
the papal palace. I was pulled from the horse, half-carried, half-dragged between
armed men rushing forward shoulder to shoulder through galleries and halls ...
You, republican in heart and soul, have served the Medici all your life, you're an
enemy of the worldly power of priests who has to do your duty as a papal official;
now you have to realize the stake in this game: a new conception of the State.
The papal reception rooms, the apartments of courtiers and prelates, the basilica
and the sacristy of San Pietro, everything was looted. Hangings were torn from
the walls, statues smashed to pieces, doors and windows kicked in, and 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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