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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When I came back to Rome two months ago, I didn't recognize the Vatican. The
rooms where Pope Clement usually lived were unfamiliar to me. When I went
looking for the Borgia apartments, I found only closed doors. The section of the ...
These visits to the Vatican must have taken place in the last months before
Alexander's death — that would have been in the summer of 1503. 1 was about
six years old then. The summonses calling us to the papal palace which usually
In the Chancellery of the Vatican, there's more talk about him than about anyone
else. He acts as if he doesn't notice, goes his own way, keeps quiet and provides
material for fresh rumors. Maybe you can get him to talk, Tullia mia? Who knows ...
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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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