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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It wouldn't pay badly to serve in a victorious army, and anyway I wanted to follow
Pescara's banners long before I went to France. And if I hadn't gone to Ferrara, I'd
surely have a worthwhile post now with the Emperor's troops. I felt so flattered ...
We need an army and a leader, all the men we can get hold of, under one leader.
How about Giovanni de'Medici? A commander of mercenaries is better than no
leader at all. Everyone says that Giovanni is a brave, capable warrior. He isn't a ...
However that may be, Pierluigi Farnese is about to move with the young
members of the Colonna family to Naples, where the Viceroy has promised them
posts in the Imperial army. At first I tried to get permission to join that group.
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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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