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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... or God knows where — He has no principles, he brags, he has more cunning
than intelligence, he puts on a great show of heroics but he has no real courage .
. . I've seen plenty of proof of that under all sorts of circumstances, believe me ...
A man is, through a belief, a conviction, a concentration of his whole being on a
consciously chosen goal. Everything that's worth having and dying for exists by
the grace of our human will." I commented that despite belief, conviction and ...
intruders — the evil Spaniards in particular. That's your opinion; you should admit
it. You can't disavow your blood. How can you understand a people that still has
the courage to believe, to discover, to conquer. Vittoria pressed her clenched ...
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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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