The scarlet city: a novel of 16th-century Italy
Academy Chicago Publishers, 1990 - 367 pagina's
In this masterly novel, Hella Haasse, the author of last year's bestselling takes readers to a 16th-century Italy torn by the savage violence of war and by sinister intrigues for power, and Giovanni Borgia's agonizing search for his true origins.
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Ascanio Colonna hung out the Emperor's colors and received the Spanish
sympathizers at extravagant fetes. But Vittoria never left her apartments. In her
letters to Pescara she dwelt more on his wounds than on his victory. It seemed to
her that ...
But I don't see any sense in giving a day-to-day account of the things which
define my life since I entered the service of Ascanio Colonna. I'm no diary keeper.
What difference can it make to me later to know whether it was on a Tuesday, ...
However that may be, Pierluigi Farnese is about to move with the young
members of the Colonna family to Naples, where the Viceroy has promised ... His
presence here is a reason for me to consider leaving the service of Ascanio
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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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