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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Who, what, a Borgia? In her time, Giulia had added her graceful presence to the
entertainments given by Pope Alexander and his son Cesare. "Dio, there's never
been anything like that since. Did you know, Messer Pietro, that I was at the ...
And anyway Giulia rejects anyone who can't satisfy the highest requirements of
rank and wealth. But Messer Pietro's interest in her lovers stems from other
motives. Giulia urges her daughter to grant the requests of this trusted, worthy
friend of ...
When Messer Pietro comes again, she goes to meet him straight from under the
hands of the old women, barefoot, face and neck still smeared with a balm for
whitening the skin. The Marquis of Pescara won over to the Italian cause. Strozzi
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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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