This book explores sixteenth-century German attitudes during a time of social, political and religious upheaval. It focuses on how medieval and fifteenth-century images of Islam, Saracens and the early Ottoman Empire evolved in incunabula print and images within Christian Europe.
1. Introduction 2. Early Images of the Turk and the Ottoman Empire, 1453–1520 3. Military Images of the Turk and the Conflicts of the Sixteenth Century 4. Biblical Images of the Turk: The Apocalyptic and the Exotic 5. Travellers’ Tales and Images of the Ottoman Empire and Court of Constantinople 6. Ottoman Dress in Sixteenth-Century German Printed Costume Books 7. Genealogies, Histories, Cosmographies: Encyclopaedic Images of the Turk 8. Conclusion