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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She was told that she was in disgrace with the Pope. She immersed herself in
good works and meditation, but she could not forget the bitterness of that
experience. In Rome the mood was divided between dismay and high excitement
. Ascanio ...
I didn't answer; the Pope ended the audience with a few brief words. But now that
I think about the things that Ferrante has just told me, I see that moment in the
reception room of the Vatican in a different light. The Pope wasn't trying to insult ...
Cardinal Farnese himself told me these things. He knows that I once had an
interest in the destiny of Camerino. In fact, he knows still more about me. He
seldom speaks openly about me or my past. But I can tell in a number of little
ways that he ...
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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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