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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I thought I kept seeing Rodrigo in the shadows and in the dark; I kept hearing his
voice in the rustling of the wind and the sea. / had not thrown him off the rocks —
but I felt inexplicably guilty. I have carried that feeling with me everywhere ever ...
Your kind must have long wars. In peacetime you become criminals. A soldier
without a feeling for honor, without a feeling of shame, is a tool of the devil, he
causes incalculable misery .... "It's not enough for me simply to be the
commander of ...
feeling that I must justify my existence by performing great acts, I would be
contented even if I were only a mercenary with no possessions but my weapons
and my pay, just one among many, always subject to the order of my superiors.
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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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