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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CONTENTS Introduction ix Chronology: The Italian Wars xi I. Giovanni Borgia 17
II . Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia 41 III. Michelangelo Buonarroti 49 IV.
Vittoria Colonna 63 V. Niccolò Machiavelli to Francesco Guicciardini 87 VI.
Just now, between the pillars near the bronze gate: that bloodsucker Pietro
Aretino, a rat who rummages in filth, a maggot who can thrive only on stench and
corruption. As soon as he had seen that look, heard that voice, loathing and rage
I can surely find out all about him if I ask for information from my remarkable
friend in the peacock blue, Messer Pietro Aretino. Of course it was not by accident
that I came upon him in the loggia. He was lying in wait for me or he had followed
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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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