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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Look, Varano condescends to notice me this time!" "Varano?" "He there, walking
one step behind Her Excellency. The big woman with the horse face next to him
is his wife, Caterina Cibo, a niece of the Pope." "Varano, Duke of Camerino?
They looked upon him as a benefactor who stood in the odor of sanctity: his word
was law, the people would follow his judgment of the ducal pair. Varano invited
the monk to come and see him; he thanked him for everything he had done, ...
This Giovanni Maria Varano must be the one, the only member of his family who
escaped Cesare's ambush. A slender fellow with a soft, dreamy face, grey-haired
... I'd guess about fifty years old. He's a patron of mendicant friars, he goes every
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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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