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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Even as she spoke, she seemed to be releasing herself from a burden; she often
sighed, squeezed my hands, smiled her childish apologetic smile. Because we
were speaking Spanish, she ignored the members of her retinue who walked in ...
Incidentally, since I've been taken into the retinue of the Chancellor of Milan, I'm
getting noticeably more respect. I still keep asking myself who got this post for me
. I have decent quarters, good food and drink, my expenses are paid and I've ...
Over his shoulder she could see the members of his retinue standing at a
distance, waiting for him. One of them bowed to her; after that she was aware that
this man was constantly staring at her. She searched her memory: Have I seen
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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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