By Katherine Hughes Nouri
The Ottoman Empire was once on the top of its energy in the course of the 16th century while Cecilia Baffo Veniero was once abducted from her Venetian place of birth and selected to be the spouse of Selim II, successor to Sultan Suleiman the excellent. She will be referred to as Nurbanu.
The Mapmaker’s Daughter vividly imagines the confession of Nurbanu as she lies on her sickbed narrating the stunning tale of her upward thrust to the top of imperial energy, made up our minds to appreciate how her outstanding future used to be formed. With unflinching candor, Nurbanu experiences the wishes and reasons that experience either propelled and harmed her, as she considers her function as a faithful but manipulative mom, assisting to orchestrate her son’s succession to the throne. Serving because the appointed enforcer of 1 of the empire’s most important and surprising legislation, Nurbanu confronts the results of her loves and her choices—right as much as one final shattering revelation.
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The Mapmaker's Daughter: The Confessions of Nurbanu Sultan, 1525–1583: A Novel by Katherine Hughes Nouri