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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In time Alfonso d'Este traveled to Venice on affairs of state. As his representative
in Ferrara he left his half-brother, Cardinal Ippolito, the most conceited and
unreliable boor I have ever seen. Lucrezia, who had promised to come back,
stayed in ...
A second, more serious, event was responsible for the dreaded silence in the
reception rooms. When one evening, masked and in civilian dress, Cardinal
Bembo, with a small retinue of trusted friends, came in unannounced — he
Cardinal Farnese himself told me these things. He knows that I once had an
interest in the destiny of Camerino. In fact, he knows still more about me. He
seldom speaks openly about me or my past. But I can tell in a number of little
ways that he ...
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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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