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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On the bridge before the Castel Ducale in Ferrara, I was seized for a moment by
a similar paralysis. That sensation of terror returned when I was being conducted
through murky vaulted landings and gloomy anterooms to see Lucrezia.
For a long time after my stay in Ferrara, I believed — not surprisingly — that an
army couldn't be invincible unless it had enough proper cannon. But I found out
at Pavia that that wasn't true. King Francis prided himself on his guns, great
The court of Ferrara had a reputation to keep up, of offering the most elaborate,
costly ballets and comedies. Carnival time in the Castello was a series of
divertissements. I won't deny that they were grandly designed and had obviously
cost a ...
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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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Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
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