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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He thought he could deceive and betray the King of France just as he had
deceived and betrayed my father, but he walked into a trap and now he sits in
France behind locks and bolts, chained like a common thief, and the French
control Milan, ...
The French have good reason to laugh — they're counting on that lack of money
to finish him off. And what's more, the dukedom of Carpi has been vacant ever
since Alberto Pio went over to the French. My troops control that castle and the ...
I thought, Messer, that you would know Giberti very well because he's the leader
of the French party." "I know Monsignore by sight, that's all." "But you must surely
maintain contact with France and the French party after having lived there so ...
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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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