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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... or God knows where — He has no principles, he brags, he has more cunning
than intelligence, he puts on a great show of heroics but he has no real courage .
. . I've seen plenty of proof of that under all sorts of circumstances, believe me.
A man is, through a belief, a conviction, a concentration of his whole being on a
consciously chosen goal. Everything that's worth having and dying for exists by
the grace of our human will." I commented that despite belief, conviction and ...
It's not enough to believe in the power of deliverance of the human spirit alone. If
you paid attention to what's going on outside your refuge, you would know that
the world is crying out for stronger support than the 'noble' and the 'beautiful'.
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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
Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
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