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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... how long does he plan to stay in Rome? Have his wounds healed which he
received at Pavia? A formal question-and-answer game, chilly and conventional
after the friendly letter he sent me last year. And just before the end of the
You wrote me that you place honor and trust above everything; of course it's
admirable that you stay utterly loyal to this cause that you have made your own —
the protection of papal authority. But that's a bad cause for anyone who wants to ...
I have his latest reply on the table in front of me: His Highness thinks it's better to
stay there with his army and guard the Venetian territory in case the lansquenets
should change their course and turn back. Turn back! Those people will never ...
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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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