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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INTRODUCTION This book is set against the background of the protracted and
somewhat complex conflict known as the Italian Wars, which began roughly in
1495 and ended, more or less, after the Sack of Rome in 1527. The antagonists ...
From the day that the news of the Emperor's victory reached Rome, Giberti
avoided Vittoria. She was told that she was in disgrace with the Pope. She
immersed herself in good works and meditation, but she could not forget the
bitterness of ...
I had expected at the very least to travel outside Rome, to be part of an embassy
to Venice or Florence. It's not clear to me why Messer Morone needed an escort
of a hundred riders — along with his own retinue and the gentlemen added to it ...
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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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