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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Because he considered Bandinelli's work inferior, he refused to allow himself to
be disturbed by certain persistent rumors. He could not, even in fits of the deepest
despondency, imagine that the Pope would take an important commission away
You feel for your dagger the instant the family is spoken of on any terms except
those of the greatest respect . . ." "When and where have you first heard those . . .
rumors?" "Friend, the people shouted it from the housetops at the time, in Rome,
I'm coming to you now as the representative of a desperate city where the people
discuss the latest rumors, wringing their hands and calling upon the saints,
without realising that they themselves must do something. You know better than ...
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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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