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Three Turk Plays from Early Modern England: Selimus, Emperor of the Turks; A Christian Turned Turk; And the Renegado

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During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Ottoman empire posed a clear and present danger to Christian rule in Europe. While English commerce with the Mediterranean world expanded, Ottoman forces invaded Greece, Hungary, and Austria. At the same time, "Turkish" pirates and renegades from North Africa roamed the Atlantic and raided the coast of England. The threat ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 24th 1999 by Columbia University Press (first published January 15th 1999)
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Rees
Mar 16, 2013 Rees rated it liked it
Not convinced that all the plays in the introduction are Turk Plays, nor am I sure that this is a genre or a type—usually by genre we mean Tragedy, History, Comedy. Still, interesting plays and great research and editing by Viktus.
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Can't wait to actually see A Christian Turn'd Turk now!
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Dec 26, 2014 Matt rated it liked it
Good for research and possessed of an excellent introduction, but the plays aren't exactly the cream of the early modern crop.
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Daniel Vitkus earned his Master's Degree in English Language and Literature at Oxford University (Hertford College) and his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
He is currently Professor of English at UC San Diego.
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