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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The lonely castle of Bari became our home, set on the Adriatic Sea. Weren't we
exiles, like Isabella and her two daughters? After a short stay in Naples — under
the supervision of our guardians the cardinals and then with our kinsman ...
time since I had left Bari, I faced the fact that I did not know the purpose of my
journey. I identified that purpose with the mysterious female figure. Later, during
my years of wandering in Naples, when I was violently tormented by doubt about
I saw him a few times at Bari surrounded by his retinue and Isabella's courtiers; I
was never introduced to him nor did he ever speak a word to me. He could not
know that twice his presence and news of his activities have had a decisive ...
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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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