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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So to Ferrara ... a voyage which I wouldn't forget in a hurry. The sea was turbulent
, the wind unpredictable; near the middle of the Romagna, within sight of the
coast, the merchant ship foundered. I swam to shore, my baggage was lost.
For a long time after my stay in Ferrara, I believed — not surprisingly — that an
army couldn't be invincible unless it had enough proper cannon. But I found out
at Pavia that that wasn't true. King Francis prided himself on his guns, great
In Italy and also outside it there was and still is — I have since noticed — enough
talk about the mysteries of Ferrara. But because the Este belong to a
distinguished old family that is still powerful, they are forgiven behavior which in
the Borgia ...
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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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