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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To grasp fully all the connotations of the word Borgia, I had to come back to Italy.
God knows that in France — at least during the last years of my stay there — I
was proud of my name. If the court secretly slandered me and my lineage behind
You're a Borgia. You have — how could it be otherwise? — a gift for intrigue in
your blood, for the going-through-thick-and-thin-to-get-what-one-wants. You
surely know means, methods . . . Stay calm, there's not the slightest reason to
throw a ...
I have his latest reply on the table in front of me: His Highness thinks it's better to
stay there with his army and guard the Venetian territory in case the lansquenets
should change their course and turn back. Turn back! Those people will never ...
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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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