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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1495: Charles VIII seizes Naples, but is forced to retreat by a coalition consisting
of Spain, the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI and the city-
states of Venice and Milan. [1497: Birth of Giovanni Borgia. Lucrezia's marriage is
The first time was in '17 in Naples — she passed me, riding next to Pescara in a
royal procession. That was more than three years after I had left Bari and I was no
longer on an equal footing with the high lords of Naples and its environs. I stood ...
For a while I roamed around the neighborhood of Naples, accidentally got into a
robbers' den, was pursued by them as a traitor when I decided to get out of it.
After that I served for a few months in the retinue of a nobleman at an estate not
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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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