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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"Ah, the charms of Giulia Bella make the capitano into a dreamer," he said in
Spanish to his companion. "That was a most enchanting woman, your relative,
Farnese, I still remember her perfectly." "If I had my hands free, I would scrape her
I didn't doubt that outcome for a moment, even though he had the Emperor's favor
and the Farnese's gold behind him. He didn't have a single piece of evidence,
even apart from the fact that his claims are nothing next to the Varano's. The bulls
But why do they let themselves be used by Farnese? They're telling people that
we in the Campagnia and the Capuchins are infected with the German heresy. . .
My God, there isn't a nobler, more pious man than Fra Bernardo, the head of the ...
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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
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