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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I believe, Niccolb, that nothing can be accomplished without honor, without trust,
without loyalty. God forbid that the Spanish should gain still more influence here
than they have had since they invaded us in the wake of the Borgia. You mention
Forget about conspiracies against the Emperor, forget about political tinkering,
Niccolb. There's only one thing that might still save Italy from catastrophe: a
League, provided that the agreement is cleverly drafted, quickly concluded and ...
... and servants and their following of tramps and adventurers. They are starving;
they feed on unripe olives from the trees. And they're in a hurry. The last act has
begun, Niccolb. Cato's Italy, and Scipio's, —319— Guicciardini and Machiavelli.
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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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Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
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