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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1522: Francis I is defeated by Imperial forces at La Bio- cocca. 1523: Death of
Adrian VI, succeeded by Clement VII, Medici pope. [1524: Francesco Guicciardini
is made President of the Romagna.] 1 525: Francis I is defeated, this time ...
Your Imperial Majesty will forgive my tone. It is only to serve my Sovereign that I
speak thus. It's a matter now of winning everything or losing everything. . ." Vit-
toria let the paper drop; it brushed rustling against the front of her gown. Pescara
There, like convicts sentenced to hard labor, we had to throw up ramparts for the
approaching Imperial assault on the fortress, where the Pope was still
entrenched. We were continually fired upon. In self-defense we threw the earth
up as ...
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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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