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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Yesterday the most powerful man in the court, Monsignore Schomberg, the
Archbishop of Capua, visited the Chancellery with his retinue. On these
occasions anyone who has the opportunity comes forward and salutes. My friend
in the ...
"You seem to know my plans better than I know them myself." "Only a complete
idiot accepts a position at the court of Rome without having plans . . . great plans.
Now surely it wasn't out of a sentimental longing for Italia Bella or our Eternal City
Because he is nobility itself, he thinks he can overcome meanness and obscenity
with a wave of his hand. Courtly interaction — that's his hobbyhorse. He sees this
court, any court, as the center which radiates patriotism and virtue." "And you ...
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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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