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 fact that politics and financial affairs can be discussed with her in bed, that
she can share personal and social problems, increases her prestige. Strozzi, the
Florentine envoy, calls her As- pasia because when he pours his heart out to her,
If I knew everything that Strozzi knows, then I might be able to speed up the pace
of the affair through my connections at the court . . . Yes, but the amorous
Florentine doesn't take me into his confidence. Listen, bella mia, if that were so,
then I ...
After a week Giulia notifies Strozzi. "He's gone, she doesn't eat, she doesn't sleep
, she doesn't say a word, do come, Excellency, per misericordia." But what can
Strozzi do? She won't look at the presents he brings her, she won't touch the ...
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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
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