Images of Islam, 1453-1600: Turks in Germany and Central Europe, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Images of Islam, 1453-1600

Turks in Germany and Central Europe, 1st Edition

By Charlotte Colding Smith


304 pages

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Paperback: 9781138546073
pub: 2018-02-19
Hardback: 9781848934061
pub: 2014-04-01

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Using evidence from contemporary printed images, Smith examines the attitudes of Christian Europe to the Ottoman Empire and to Islam. She also considers the relationship between text and image, placing it in the cultural context of the Reformation and beyond.


"Charlotte Colding Smith has highlighted the particular views and depictions of the Ottoman Turk present in German material of the sixteenth century. Thus, by localizing her study, isolating a wide range of German-language texts and the images that accompanied them, and subjecting them to close analysis, she has made a thought-provoking and worthwhile contribution to an ever-expanding historiography."

- Christopher Nicholson, Independent Scholar, London, UK in Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, 2015

Table of Contents


1 Early Images of the Turk and the Ottoman Empire, 1453–1520

2 Military Images of the Turk and the Conflicts of the Sixteenth Century

3 Biblical Images of the Turk: The Apocalyptic and the Exotic

4 Travellers' Tales and Images of the Ottoman Empire and Court of Constantinople

5 Ottoman Dress in Sixteenth-Century German Printed Costume Books

6 Genealogies, Histories, Cosmographies: Encyclopaedic Images of the Turk


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Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World

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Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    HISTORY / Middle East / Turkey & Ottoman Empire