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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[Cesare Borgia is made Duke of the Romagna by his father Alexander VI.
Lucrezia marries for the third time to Alfonso d'Este.] 1502: Spain and France are
in open warfare. [Cesare lures — xi — Chronology: The Italian Wars Giovanni
I spent the first years of my life in palanquins and coaches, in tents, in halls of
newly captured or hastily abandoned castles in the Romagna. I no longer
remember names. Later I heard about Imola and Forli, Cesena, Senigallia — I've
the Romagna. Those were the days when I still had hope because I believed he
was the leader Italy needed. Francesco, you know better than anyone else that I
was convinced that the dawn of our unity and independence lay in Cesare's ...
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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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Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
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