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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"Let me tell her what Fra Matteo says. / think like him, you want to tread the
middle way! Now is the time to choose a position, to define our attitude.
Everything that separates us from God must be cast out, banished, annihilated!
Love of God can ...
No one would ever tell me what became of him. He was never mentioned again,
never more. He might never have existed." "Because he could call his father
grandfather as well?" "Oh God, who put that idea into your head? I swear to God
take a glass of wine with me. We don't really know each other well enough,
Messer. You must tell me all about yourself. You trust me, don't you?" "You haven'
t given me any reason to doubt your good faith yet." "Ah, I see you're cautious!
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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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