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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We were welcomed suitably at Ascanio Colonna's palace. The men of the horse
guards waited in the courtyard while Morone went inside with his confidants from
Milan and the two or three papal functionaries — of whom I was one. But we ...
Hangings were torn from the walls, statues smashed to pieces, doors and
windows kicked in, and the horses from the stud farm driven in a stampede
directly through the palace to the outside. Giberti's costly porcelain services burst
into a ...
I'm living in his palace which has suffered only slight damage. I'm left in peace
here. I almost never venture outside the gates. For me Rome is a panorama of
decay and devastation which I can look down on from my window on an upper
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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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