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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1525: Francis I is defeated, this time disastrously, by the Imperial forces under the
Marquis of Pescara, at Pavia. The French King is taken prisoner there and sent to
Madrid. [Giovanni Borgia, who has been fighting for the French there, is also ...
"Calm down, Messer," I said, "perhaps you conveyed certain facts to the Spanish
sympathizers in connection with Girolamo Morone and the Marquis of Pescara?"
"How could you think a thing like that about me, Messer Giovanni? This is the ...
Just as the Marquis of Pescara chooses from a number of political possibilities,
just as Madonna Vittoria obviously makes one choice after another in the hidden
world of her soul. Certainly it was well-done to draw a line through everything that
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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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