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...A funerary oration and memorial to the victims of the Battle of Lepanto, with its preface dated 18 August 1572. A Venetian diplomat and historian, Paruta is best known today for his 'Discorsi politici' (Venice, 1599) (Blackmer 1260...
...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...