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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Yesterday the most powerful man in the court, Monsignore Schomberg, the
Archbishop of Capua, visited the Chancellery with his retinue. On these
occasions anyone who has the opportunity comes forward and salutes. My friend
in the ...
It's a more expensive hobby to hold court than to make war. All that nonsense
that's part of a court — good. I won't object to it when the Duchess comes back;
she can arrange all that, she has the time for it. So long as I'm alone, we'll leave it.
"You seem to know my plans better than I know them myself." "Only a complete
idiot accepts a position at the court of Rome without having plans . . . great plans.
Now surely it wasn't out of a sentimental longing for Italia Bella or our Eternal City
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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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