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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By now everyone knows that he suffered from the illness that the Italians call the
French disease — a high price to pay, in my opinion, for the pleasures of love. He
poisoned Luisa's blood with it — and, they say, the blood of most of his bastards ...
For my fine titles, worthy of a prince of the blood, I have Pope Alexander to thank,
the father of Cesare and Lucrezia. As the bastard of the illegitimate son of a
former vicar of Christ on earth, I could in a certain sense consider myself to be a ...
To find an explanation for all this I had to fall back upon what Lucrezia had told
me. Borgia policy was at the bottom of everything. Lucrezia was a pawn who was
willing to be shoved about in the name of paternal, brotherly love, blood ties.
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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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