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...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...
...De La Croix was secretary to the French Embassy to the Porte in the later seventeenth century. He lived in the Levant from 1670 to 1680, and may have been a relative of the Petis de la Croix. The Memoires include an account of Nointel...