The Bravos Of Venice

Simpson Erik

in Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780748636440
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651603 | DOI:
The Bravos Of Venice

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This chapter discusses another novel by James Fenimore Cooper, The Bravo, and aims to investigate the development of a transatlantic literature about the recently fallen Venetian Republic and its bravos. The Venetian bravo is defined as an assassin for hire, and shows the characteristics of a traditionally monstrous mercenary. The chapter shows that the Venetian bravo has become a foreign figure of the domestic mercenary.

Keywords: Bravo; Venetian Republic; Venetian bravo; domestic mercenary; monstrous mercenary

Chapter.  7939 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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