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Creating East and West: Renaissance Humanists and the Ottoman Turks
by Nancy Bisaha
As the Ottoman Empire advanced westward from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries, humanists responded on a grand scale, leaving behind a large body of fascinating yet understudied works. These compositions included Crusade orations and histories; ethnographic, historical, and religious studies of the Turks; epic poetry; and even tracts on converting the Turks to Chri ...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by University of Pennsylvania Press
(first published May 4th 2004)
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