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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[1498: Cesare Borgia, made a cardinal at age 17, resigns after the death of his
brother the Duke of Gandia. Becomes papal legate to the court of Louis XII with
whom he makes an alliance.] 1499: Louis XII of France invades Milan, after first ...
The previous owners of the castle and estates, the Lords Varano, had been
murdered or driven away by Cesare; Pope Alexander issued a bull that made me
, the male heir of the Borgia family, Duke of Camerino. At the same time, I
"Does the Duke of Camerino have duties at court?" "Oddly enough, he does not.
Through his connection with His Holiness, he should in a manner of speaking be
able to have whatever he wants. Apparently he's not ambitious. He and his wife ...
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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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