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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... and the sedan chair carried by halberdiers, in which Cesare, too weak to ride,
lay hidden behind black curtains. We were on our way to the Castle of Nepi,
which was still my property and thus a haven for Cesare. We didn't stay at Nepi
The Colonna had been driven from their lands by the Borgia Pope Alexander,
who had taken Nepi from them, their estate in the Romagna. They had fled to
Naples where Vittoria's father Fabrizio became general to the Viceroy. He
The more I see and hear here, the more galling the thought becomes that I haven'
t got the right or the power to demand Camerino or Nepi. If it's Camerino, I'd have
to drive out that fat sanctimonious bore Varano; if it's Nepi, it's held by relatives ...
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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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