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To the Great Turk, and his King at Argiers : together with a postscript of George Pattison's taking the Turks, and setting them on their own Shoar.

To the Great Turk, and his King at Argiers : together with a postscript of George Pattison's taking the Turks, and setting them on their own Shoar.
  • Author(s):
    George Fox, 1624-1691; Thomas Lurting, 1632-1713
    George Fox, 1624-1691; Thomas Lurting, 1632-1713
  • Date:
    1680
  • Place:
    London
  • Keywords:
    Early Modern Period, Slavery, Quakers, Islamophobia, Quran, Islam, Shipping
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Two pamphlets relating to the Turks. The first purports to be a letter from George Fox (1624-91), founder of the Society of Friends or Quakers, to Mehmed IV, Sultan of the Turks, and the King of Algiers, inviting them to abandon slavery and piracy; the second is an account of the capture of a Turkish ship just off the island of Mallorca in August 1663 by an English ship under the command of George Pattison. Thomas Lurting, the author of the second part, was the mate of George Pattison. The first letter is dated 16 May 1680, the second 30 May 1680. Fox's letter is notable for its frequent references to the Qur'an, citing passages from it in an attempt to demonstrate the wickedness of the Turks' actions.

  • Author(s):
    George Fox, 1624-1691; Thomas Lurting, 1632-1713
    George Fox, 1624-1691; Thomas Lurting, 1632-1713
  • Date:
    1680
  • Place:
    London
  • Keywords:
    Early Modern Period, Slavery, Quakers, Islamophobia, Quran, Islam, Shipping
  • Edition:
    First.
  • Edition:
    الطبعة الأولى.
  • Short Title (English):
    To the Great Turk, and his King at Argiers· Together with a postscript of George Pattison’s taking the Turks, and setting them on their own shoar.
  • Alternative Title:
    Postscript of George Pattisons taking the Turks about the 8 month 1663
  • Language:
    English
  • Content type:
    Single-volume work