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...Dated 27th September 1731, the manuscript is in a cursive, copperplate hand, and it was copied by Peter Christian Koch in 1731 from the original. In a preface addressed to his uncle, the writer declares that now there is peace, he...
...A fascinating first-hand account of the progress of the British Military Mission to Turkey, the British Government's deputation consigned to intervene in the Ottoman Empire's war with Napoleon. Sir Charles Holloway was second-in-command...
...A speech persuading Louis XIV to join European efforts at fighting the Turks, spuriously attributed to the most famous of seventeenth-century military leaders and actually a piece of German propaganda against French relations...
...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...
...First edition of Pradt's defence of French interests in the Ottoman Empire and Greece. A second edition was published in 1828. The work justifies French foreign policy as regards the Ottoman Empire and the Greek war of independence, as well...
...James Baker visited the Ottoman Balkans two times in the 1870s with the aim of purchasing a farm, and spent three years there. His account is not limited to meetings with state officials. He mostly traversed the region on horseback...
...De Vaudoncourt served as an artillery commander under Ali Pasha of Tepelene for a year with the aim of assisting him to regain control of the some of the Ionian Islands. He provides an excellent account of the region. The value of the book...
...De Bosset, a Swiss serving in the British Army, was sent to Parga in 1816 previous to the cession of the area to Ali Pasha. The preface includes an account of his dispute with Sir Thomas Maitland, the Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian...