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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My troops control that castle and the estates. I've asked the Emperor to award me
Carpi — and there hasn't been any response to that request either! Now what do
you think about that?" "Well, I think the Emperor might just be extremely ...
I won't tolerate undisciplined rabble among my troops. I'm teaching you to fight,
the art of taking up a position, attack, encirclement, withdrawal — but that's not
enough. I will show no mercy for malice, greed and treachery. ..." Probably he
their troops — while they're scattered and disorganized. We should do it in the
name of anything you like, but just do it! We need an army and a leader, all the
men we can get hold of, under one leader. How about Giovanni de'Medici?
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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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