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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Nearly every day I stand at a desk in the papal library, covering sheet after sheet
with words: drafting letters and speeches to oblige the lesser diplomats of His
Holiness Clement VII. Papal scribe: a curious occupation for one who was
and the pounding of horses' hooves, while we pushed our way into a forecourt of
the papal palace. I was pulled from the horse, half-carried, half-dragged between
armed men rushing forward shoulder to shoulder through galleries and halls ...
The papal reception rooms, the apartments of courtiers and prelates, the basilica
and the sacristy of San Pietro, everything was looted. Hangings were torn from
the walls, statues smashed to pieces, doors and windows kicked in, and 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
Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
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