... this is my story.
In Italy, it was the common name given to the slaves from the Constantinople, today's Istanbul, Caterina.
Her son traveled to Turkey and Azerbaijan to discover his Caucasian roots. His findings as well as researches say his mother was hailed from... Azerbaijan and a Muslim. This very well-researched novel about the mother of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), slave mother Caterina da Vinci, is the best work I have ever read in a long time!
A very colorful story of her relationship with her son who was destined to change the world forever; from his growth, his creative and inventive side to how daring is why his mother felt she had to protect him so long.
Warning: Anyone not interested in historical romance, Turkey and Renaissance Florence will not enjoy this truly captivating book.
"All other cities are doomed, but I imagine that as long as people exist, Constantinople will exist."
(Albi, 1490 - Rome, 1555)