Scarlet City The: A NOVEL OF 16TH CENTURY ITALY
Academy Chicago Publishers, 30 aug. 2005 - 368 pagina's
Although he bears one of the most notorious names in all of Italy, Giovanni Borgia doesn't know his parentage. Hella Haasse uses the Italian Wars as a backdrop for Giovanni's agonizing quest for his identity.
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Listening to Alfonso d'Este's technical exposition, I saw all combat as destruction
for the sake of destruction. The cause and purpose of the conflict no longer
mattered, the men were mere supernumeraries, slaves of bronze and iron
Slowly, carefully, Alfonso chose a piece of game from a dish; he looked at it and
sniffed it before he set his teeth in it. "I knew that Don ... This whole conversation
with Alfonso d'Este was — I knew it even then — playacting. Our real concerns ...
In time Alfonso d'Este traveled to Venice on affairs of state. As his representative
in Ferrara he left his half-brother, Cardinal Ippolito, the most conceited and
unreliable boor I have ever seen. Lucrezia, who had promised to come back,
stayed in ...
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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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