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...A rare imprint of Estienne's that was carried out under commission of Francis I, King of France, in order to promote the idea of an alliance with the Ottomans. The Latin version of Giovio's text describes the history and institutions...
...The Arcadian Library’s collection contains unique and fascinating visual depictions of Ottoman culture in works by European diplomats. Ranging from propaganda pamphlets that depict the Ottomans as enemies of Christianity to publications...
...European writings on the Ottoman Empire fall into two main categories. On the one hand the Turk was seen as the enemy and was feared accordingly, and on the other the Ottoman world inspired immense curiosity. The Arcadian Library is home...
...Turkish history up to 1565, compiled from various recent authors, who are listed at the beginning of the book. A chapter is devoted to each Ottoman sultan and the book ends with the reign of Süleyman I. This edition also contains...