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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It's not clear to me why Messer Morone needed an escort of a hundred riders —
along with his own retinue and the gentlemen added to it here in Rome — just to
pay a visit to the Marquis of Pescara here in the city. Did he expect an attack, ...
I had been received into the ducal retinue, I enjoyed hospitality, was treated with
courtesy. I had been given a valet and a groom. Lucrezia saw to it that my purse
was always full, gave me gifts in the form of clothing and useful objects. She even
Have you pledged your word of honor that you'll keep silent about the visit you
paid to the Marquis of Pescara in the retinue of Girolamo Morone?" "Do you really
believe that Messer Morone would possibly take me into his confidence?
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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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