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The negotiations of Sir Thomas Roe, in his embassy to the Ottoman Porte, from the year 1621 to 1628 inclusive : containing a great variety of curious and important matters, relating not only to the affairs of the Turkish Empire, but also to those of other states of Europe in that period, his correspondences with the most illustrious persons, for dignity or character, as with the Queen of Bohemia, Bethlem Gabor Prince of Transylvania, and other potentates of different nations, &c., and many useful and instructive particulars, as well as in relation to trade and commerce, as to subjects of literature, as ancient manuscripts, coins, inscriptions and other antiquities, now first published from the originals.

The negotiations of Sir Thomas Roe, in his embassy to the Ottoman Porte, from the year 1621 to 1628 inclusive : containing a great variety of curious and important matters, relating not only to the affairs of the Turkish Empire, but also to those of other states of Europe in that period, his correspondences with the most illustrious persons, for dignity or character, as with the Queen of Bohemia, Bethlem Gabor Prince of Transylvania, and other potentates of different nations, &c., and many useful and instructive particulars, as well as in relation to trade and commerce, as to subjects of literature, as ancient manuscripts, coins, inscriptions and other antiquities, now first published from the originals.
  • Author(s):
    Roe, Thomas, Sir, 1581?-1644
    Roe, Thomas, Sir, 1581?-1644
  • Date:
    1740
  • Place:
    London
  • Keywords:
    Constantinople, Sublime Porte, Diplomatic missions, Early Modern Period
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First published edition of the letters and negotiations of Sir Thomas Roe, English ambassador to the Porte between 1621 and 1628. A detailed index and calendar of the letters preface the work. The letters were compiled, edited and published by the printer and novelist Samuel Richardson. Roe's letters and papers had belonged to Awnsham Churchill, but, after his death in 1728, they were acquired by Richardson. In 1730 Richardson advertised their publication by subscription, but he did not receive enough public support. As a result, he approached the Society for the Encouragement of Learning. They did back the plan, and 750 copies of this volume were published. A second volume was also intended, but never reached the press. As well as its importance as an account of Anglo-Ottoman relations in the 1620s, Roe's letters contain much information on the collecting of curios, antiquities and artefacts, particularly of classical origin. Before sailing for Constantinople, Roe had agreed to search for statuary and antiquities for Thomas Howard, the Earl of Arundel. From 1625 onwards, Roe worked in tandem with the Reverend William Petty, Arundel's agent, searching and collecting. Roe's letters also give a first-hand account of Gábor Bethlen, the Protestant Prince of Transylvania.

  • Author(s):
    Roe, Thomas, Sir, 1581?-1644
    Roe, Thomas, Sir, 1581?-1644
  • Date:
    1740
  • Place:
    London
  • Keywords:
    Constantinople, Sublime Porte, Diplomatic missions, Early Modern Period
  • Edition:
    First.
  • Edition:
    الطبعة الأولى.
  • Short Title (English):
    The negotiations of Sir Thomas Roe, in his embassy to the Ottoman porte, from the year 1621 to 1628 inclusive: containing A great Variety of curious and important Matters, relating not only to the Affairs of the Turkish Empire, but also to those of the Other States of Europe, in that Period: his correspondences with the most illustrious Persons, for Dignity or Character; as with the Queen of Bohemia, Bethlem Gabor Prince of Transylvania, and other Potentates of different Nations, &c. And many useful and instructive particulars, as well in relation to Trade and Commerce, as to Subjects of Literature; as Antient Manuscripts, Coins, Inscriptions, and other Antiquities. Now first published from the originals.
  • Alternative Title:
    Letters of Sir Thomas Roe, and his correspondents, relating to his embassy in Turkey, Roe's embassy
  • Language:
    English, Italian
  • Content type:
    Single-volume work