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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And a deep friendship developed between Caterina and the monk. They were
kindred spirits: both passionate, militant, willing to make any sacrifice for their
beliefs. Varano contributed money and other help to the monk's causes, but
authority and the tenets of the Church; please understand me: the leaders of the
Company don't think like that at all — not Fra Matteo, not Caterina or I. We want to
support the foundations of the Church, we don't want to undermine them.
When the visit of Caterina Cibo was announced, her first thought was: I don't want
to see her, her least of all. Later she was ashamed of that cowardice. She sent a
messenger with a word of welcome to the Duchess of Ca- merino, who was ...
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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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