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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war. An insult of fate, a mockery of my struggle to bring about a reconciliation
between the parties. Would I have thought of doing that without Giberti's influence
? In retrospect I'm inclined to think he had a hand in this matter. We became
I take it that you — probably better than anyone else — know about the
preparations that the Datary Giberti and Messer Alberto Pio, the French
ambassador, are making to develop a new strong League against the Emperor.
But what can come ...
Giberti is enraged, but he's powerless at the moment. If his position weren't so
shaky, I'd have been sitting long ago in the deepest dungeon of the Castel Sant'
Angelo like my friend Marcantonio Raimondi, the engraver. Giberti doesn't dare
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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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