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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I remember Camerino only because when Cesare took possession of it, I played
a role in the solemn ceremony that was performed there. The previous owners of
the castle and estates, the Lords Varano, had been murdered or driven away by ...
wouldn't have known that the Duke of Camerino was passing by. A strange
sensation to hear someone else called by that name which I myself, rightly or
wrongly, bore for a time. This Giovanni Maria Varano must be the one, the only
of Camerino as a sort of pesthouse for the populace. His child is underage. It
seems that there are many rivals in the field who want to possess the dukedom.
Cardinal Farnese himself told me these things. He knows that I once had an
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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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