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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"If it'll make you feel any better, I'll give you my word of honor." "Your word of
honor! Messer, you really must think I am extremely naive." "I lived for seven
years in France. There his word of honor is part of the equipage of every
You wrote me that you place honor and trust above everything; of course it's
admirable that you stay utterly loyal to this cause that you have made your own —
the protection of papal authority. But that's a bad cause for anyone who wants to ...
Then the document was read loudly to Tullia, who despite her resistance had
been enthroned on the shoulders of two or three future champions of her honor.
The joke ended in discord, when Strozzi (who had entered during the ceremony),
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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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