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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There I heard — that was in September, 1515 — that the French under the
command of King Francis had defeated the Imperial armies at Marignano and
that the city of Milan had fallen into their hands once more, although Sforza was
The first marriage of your kinswoman Lucrezia Borgia with a Sforza was
dissolved on the grounds of impotence. Even before the divorce was pronounced
, Pope Alexander was negotiating with my father about an alliance between
Borgia and ...
It was no secret that the Emperor had declared himself ready to reward young
Sforza with the dukedom of Milan under certain conditions. Morone's skill at
bargaining was proverbial in Imperial circles: he had negotiated in Sforza 's
name with ...
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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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