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[THE GREAT TURKISH WAR].
Traduction d'un exemplaire en langue Turque contenant le detail & la description des processions des jeunes, & des penitences que le grand seigneur dit Mahomet Soliman, Empereur Turk du soleil levant, & du couchant, souverain seigneur des seigneurs, & veritable successeur de la race du grand prophete Mahomet, a commandé de faire en tout son empire.Bordeaux, Pierre Abegou, 1687. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece portrait of the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and (extra added) a portrait of the Polish King Jan III Sobieski, by F. Jollain, inserted as a second frontispiece. Marbled wrappers.
[2], 7, [1] pp.Very rare pamphlet published during the European wars against Turkey, with a frontispiece portrait of the Holy Roman Emperor Léopold I (1640-1705), Archduke of Austria and King of Bohemia and Hungary. He succeeded his father Ferdinand III in 1657 and immediately had to fight against the Turks in the Great Turkish War, also known as the War of the Holy League (1683-1699). This war finally led to the Peace of Karlowitz in 1699.This work gives directions and arrangements for ritual processions that the Turkish Sultan Suleiman III ordered after his victories during the so-called Holy Wars against the Christians. It is of great importance for our understanding of the problematic Turkish-European relations during the 17th century, especially as an interesting example of counter-propaganda. One of Suleiman III's directions presented in the book, for example, ordered that one Christian slave or one Jew was to be killed every fifteen minutes as part of the procession. One can imagine the reaction of a Christian reading this text: although the crusades were over, this could provoke war and violence between the parties.Wrappers worn and somewhat frayed, a few worm holes, but still in good condition.l Bibliotheca bibliographica Aureliana CX, XVIIe siècle, XIV (Bordeaux), 2176 (not mentioning the portrait); cf. Desgraves (Bordeaux) 1580.
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