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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All that I remember is the account of Alexander's deathbed and burial, probably
because particular details made an impression on me: the blue-black swollen
body, already decaying, which no one wanted to touch and which had been ...
I remember only certain events about our stay at the Castle of Carpi. I didn't see
Alberto Pio more than once or twice during those weeks. He was as important in
the Spanish party then as he is among the allies of France today. I saw him go by
I still remember vividly that Cesare went into a fit of laughter when Pope
Alexander handed the gift to Rodrigo. Alexander became angry; they had a
heated argument about it. Later Cesare helped fasten the dagger to Rodrigo's
girdle; he said ...
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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
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