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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"Listen to what Fra Matteo says: even the elect have become unfaithful; the world
is the Lord's vineyard and He is waiting for righteousness but there is no
righteousness, there is no justice, there's only rot and cacophony. The Church
She promised me that she would write to our blood relatives in Spain who control
the Borgia possessions there. But I've heard nothing more about it. Luisa doesn't
answer my letters. Incidentally, since I've been taken into the retinue of the ...
There's nothing you can't accomplish with my help, Messer. Of course you have
to put your trust in me above all your other connections . . ." "Messer Pietro, I can't
help admiring the persistence with which you keep attempting to pump me.
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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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