Europe and the Ottoman World: Diplomacy and International Relations
History of Science and Medicine
During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, most of the Arab world, together with a sizeable part of Eastern Europe, had been incorporated into the Ottoman Empire. As its power grew, so too did the empire’s role and influence in Europe. Perceived as a great enemy to Christendom on the one hand, the Ottomans were also recognized as invaluable allies against rival states by various European countries.
From the Battle of Lepanto and collaborations with Francis I in the 16th century, to the Crimean war and joint infrastructure projects of the 19th century, Europe and the Ottoman World: Diplomacy and International Relations documents and explores the complex and evolving interactions between the Ottoman Empire and Europe over the course of six hundred years’ of history. Comprising correspondence, treaties, travel accounts and printed books of exceptional chronological and geographic scope, the collection is an outstanding addition to resources for the study of the Ottoman Empire.
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This letter announces the appointment of Sir Thomas Roe as ambassador and the recall of Sir John Eyre naming the bearer of the letter, John Chapman, as the 'Caya' (representative) of James I, King of England, until Roe's arrival, also stressing the importance of the appointment for the trade existing between England and the Ottoman Empire.
Turkish history up to 1565, compiled from various recent authors. A chapter is devoted to each Ottoman sultan and the book ends with the reign of Süleyman I. This edition also contains information on the Peloponnese, the Albanian nobles and on Greece more generally.
One of a series of eighteen pamphlet newsletters concerning the conflict between the Holy League and the Turks. First and only edition of this complete, and very rare, set of newsletters detailing two years of conflict between the Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Turks.
First French edition: France's apology of its controversial Franco-Turkish alliance. On the eve of yet another war between the Habsburg and the Valois empires, François I sent a French delegation, led by Cardinal Jean du Bellay, to the Diet of Speier (1544) in an attempt to justify the Franco-Turkish alliance and to obtain support among the German Protestant princes.
Speech delivered by Sebastiano Querini, scion of a Venetian patrician family, to other patricians in celebration of the victory of the Holy League at Lepanto. Raverio operated a press in Cesena from 1572 to 1589 (Göllner).
An exhortation to the Pope to enlist the help of various European states for a major aggressive offensive against the Turks. Drawing on the recent examples halting Turkish expansion westward, he rallies the Christian Powers to launch a collateral attack on the Turks.
A letter documenting the initial stages of Lady Hester Stanhope's well-chronicled sojourn east, while her plans were yet in their infancy, it relates her motives for departure, offering a programmatic rationale for her eventual residence abroad.
Addressed by Khalil, the Governor of Tripoli (Lebanon), to ‘my brother’ and using a salutation usually reserved for the Sultan (presumably Murad IV), this letter concerns the English consul in Tripoli, seeking the sultan’s permission to look after the members of the consulate and enquiring as to how they might be accommodated in the vicinity of Damascus.
An archive of some 400 items, consisting of the official papers, letters and briefings sent to Admiral Sir Robert Stopford between 1837 and 1844.