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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I've asked the Emperor to award me Carpi — and there hasn't been any response
to that request either! Now what do you think about that?" "Well, I think the
Emperor might just be extremely cautious ... He gives things a lot of thought ...
Now I'm instituting a careful survey: I'm hoping that my report will show that the
best thing to do is to reinforce the existing walls with new towers, forts and
ramparts. My head is so full of bastions that I can't think about anything else. But
at last I ...
Oh yes, you were in Ischia then, you were busy with other things. I haven't read
your poetry about your husband; I don't read anything any more except the Word
of God and the Letters of the Apostles. You must forgive me for being out of touch.
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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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