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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The first time was in '17 in Naples — she passed me, riding next to Pescara in a
royal procession. That was more than three years after I had left Bari and I was no
longer on an equal footing with the high lords of Naples and its environs. I stood ...
The Viceroy received me personally, was most affable but promised nothing;
Pescara, the two Colonnas, were not in Naples — they were defending Milan
with the Imperial troops in Lombardy. I was burning with the desire to go there too
For a while I roamed around the neighborhood of Naples, accidentally got into a
robbers' den, was pursued by them as a traitor when I decided to get out of it.
After that I served for a few months in the retinue of a nobleman at an estate not
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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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