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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This seemed strange, because we have had no contact for a long time. The
audience was brief: a legation had apparently arrived from Milan; the Chancellor
Girolamo Morone and his retinue. I've never seen the Vatican galleries so
Varano and Madonna Ca- terina seemed to slip into the background while Giberti
, the Pope and I were the actors in the foreground in a play in which everyone but
me knew the plot and the dialogue. The two men looked at me — they seemed ...
Compared to Ippolito's profligate and perverse habits, Alfonso's coarse sensuality
seemed like child's play. One day I was asked by one of the courtiers, who was a
good friend of the captain of the watch, if I wanted to have a close look at the ...
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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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