The Adventures Of Giulio Mazarini. Richelieu's Admirer

The Adventures Of Giulio Mazarini. Richelieu's Admirer

by Arkady Alexeev


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The Adventures Of Giulio Mazarini. Richelieu's Admirer by Arkady Alexeev

This is the third of four books about the adventures of Giulio Mazarini. It covers the period from approximately 1627 to 1639, the most productive time in Mazarini's career. He tries hard to achieve one important goal: to restore peace in Western Europe. The peace was violated by Spain and Savoy which attacked the small marquesate of Montferrat in northern Italy. Mazarini manipulates the Spanish commander into inaction. By doing so, Mazarini happens to fulfill the agenda of Richelieu thus defending the interests of France. Richelieu appreciates his efforts. After a short period of happiness when Mazarini falls in love with a woman he saved from death, his fortunes take a turn for the worse. The young diplomat loses the favor of the Pope, who does not approve of Mazarini's leanings toward Richelieu's policies. As a result Mazarini has to flee Italy and goes to France.

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ISBN-13: 9781596820432
Publisher: Fultus Corporation
Publication date: 07/24/2005
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Arkady Alexeev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1937. He spent many years studying European languages and history. After graduating from the St. Petersburg Herzen Institute he taught English at that school where he received the degree of Candidate of Sciences in English linguistics. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1975. He received a doctorate from the University of California - Berkeley and teaches Russian and history there. Alexeev has written some articles, a historical play and has done a number of translations of Russian poetry into English, "The Lay of Prince Igor's Host" being a recent example.

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