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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CHRONOLOGY: THE ITALIAN WARS [Events occurring in The Scarlet City are
bracketed.] 1492: Election of Alexander VI, Borgia Pope. His daughter Lucrezia
marries first husband, Giovanni Sforza. 1494: Charles VIII of France invades Italy.
1502: Spain and France are in open warfare. [Cesare lures chief enemies to
castle of Senigallia where he has them strangled.] [1503: Death of Pope
Alexander VI. Succeeded by Pius III who also dies in this year and is succeeded
by Julius II, ...
But before winter, the news came that the Chancellor Morone had betrayed his
master and sold him to the French just as he had betrayed and sold Il Moro fifteen
years earlier. Later on in France I heard another version of that rumor. It would ...
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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
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