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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war. An insult of fate, a mockery of my struggle to bring about a reconciliation
between the parties. Would I have thought of doing that without Giberti's influence
? In retrospect I'm inclined to think he had a hand in this matter. We became
I take it that you — probably better than anyone else — know about the
preparations that the Datary Giberti and Messer Alberto Pio, the French
ambassador, are making to develop a new strong League against the Emperor.
But what can come ...
He had a long conversation with Giberti and later with the Pope too. I've heard
one or two things about this visit from Giberti's secretary, Berni. Since then I
haven't been able to think about anything else. Francesco, I can't emphasize this
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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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