The mapmaker's daughter : the confessions of Nurbanu Sultan, 1525-1583 : [a novel] / Katherine Nouri Hughes.

Narrating the spectacular story of her rise to the pinnacle of imperial power, Queen Mother Nurbanu, on her sickbed, is determined to understand how her bond with the greatest of all Ottoman sultans, Suleiman the Magnificent, shaped her destiny -- not only as the wife of his successor but as the app...

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Main Author: Hughes, Katherine Nouri,
Published: Encino, CA : Delphinium Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
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Summary: Narrating the spectacular story of her rise to the pinnacle of imperial power, Queen Mother Nurbanu, on her sickbed, is determined to understand how her bond with the greatest of all Ottoman sultans, Suleiman the Magnificent, shaped her destiny -- not only as the wife of his successor but as the appointed enforcer of one of the Empire's most crucial and shocking laws. Nurbanu spares nothing as she dissects the desires and motives that have propelled and harmed her; as she considers her role as devoted and manipulative mother; as she reckons her relations with the women of the Harem; and as she details the fate of the most sophisticated observatory in the world. Nurbanu sets out to "see" the causes and effects of her loves and choices, and she succeeds by means of unflinching candor -- right up to the last shattering revelation.
Physical Description: 345 pages ; 21 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 9781883285708 (pbk.)