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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Between these two were the Italians themselves; the popes attempted to palliate
both the French and the Emperor, an impossible task. Powerful Italian families
threw their lot in with one or the other: Cesare Borgia was a partisan of the
By now everyone knows that he suffered from the illness that the Italians call the
French disease — a high price to pay, in my opinion, for the pleasures of love. He
poisoned Luisa's blood with it — and, they say, the blood of most of his bastards ...
The French have good reason to laugh — they're counting on that lack of money
to finish him off. And what's more, the dukedom of Carpi has been vacant ever
since Alberto Pio went over to the French. My troops control that castle and 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
Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
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