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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At the moment a joke is circulating about the Pope: His Holiness, they say, must
now rely for the first time upon the authority conferred through papal dignity. On
the subject of the spiritual prestige which His Holiness should possess as God's ...
However it happened, here I am then, commissioned by one of the secretaries of
His Holiness's secretary to frame a speech which will be read by the podesta in
the square of some hamlet or other: "Good people, the taxes have been raised ...
Even His Holiness was good enough to direct a few flattering remarks to me: the
comedy had amused him particularly; he was thinking of having it performed for
the court, surely to add some luster to this unsuccessful Jubilee at the eleventh ...
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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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