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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1 525: Francis I is defeated, this time disastrously, by the Imperial forces under
the Marquis of Pescara, at Pavia. The French King is taken prisoner there and
sent to Madrid. [Giovanni Borgia, who has been fighting for the French there, is
Over those birds and several jars of wine, we argued until the moon rose about
the talk going the rounds concerning Messer Morone's visit to the Marquis of
Pescara. A secret that's known to all of Rome: that's a subject for the commedia
"Calm down, Messer," I said, "perhaps you conveyed certain facts to the Spanish
sympathizers in connection with Girolamo Morone and the Marquis of Pescara?"
"How could you think a thing like that about me, Messer Giovanni? This is the ...
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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
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