By Stanley Lane-Poole

1888. Assisted by means of E. J. W. Gibb and Arthur Gilman. Stanley Lane-Poole, historian and Egyptologist, makes an attempt during this quantity to attract the most outlines of Turkish heritage in daring strokes, and therefore try and go away a hooked up effect at the reader's brain. Contents: The King's entrance. 1250-1326; around the Hellespont. 1326-1380; Kosovo and Nicopolis. 1380-1402; Timur the Tartar. 1402; Mohammed the Restorer. 1402-1421; Murad II. and Hunyady. 1421-1451; the autumn of Constantinople. 1451-1481; Prince Jem. 1481-1512; The Conquest of Egypt. 1512-1520; Suleyman the awesome. 1520-1566; The Downward street. 1566-1640; the guideline of the Vezirs. 1640-1757; the increase of Russia. 1696-1812; Stambol; Ottoman Literature; The Ottoman management; The ailing guy. 1812-1880. See different titles by way of this writer on hand from Kessinger Publishing.

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14 Similarly to the pamphlets that reported the siege of Malta, these were one-off publications and took heterogeneous forms, lacking any sense of physical continuity, and ranging from ad hoc collections of letters to short tracts. The news pamphlet Letters sent from Venice. Anno. 16 There are indications that the description of Cyprus was of at least as much interest as the news. The title was entered in the Registers as ‘ye discourse of Sypers and Candy’,17 and later reprinted by Richard Hakluyt in his compilation of English travel accounts and geographical descriptions, presumably because of its description of Cyprus.

Grafton sought to frame Geuffroy’s text Turkish History in Early English Print 25 through the device of an added preface to the reader, similar in intent to the letter Melanchthon had provided for Bibliander’s Koran. 32 The argument is most explicitly stated in the conclusion to the preface. And yf there bee anye manne that earnestlye doothe not consyder the miseryes and calamiteis of [the] Christian people, let theim reade this lytle treatyse, wherein they shall perceave … whereunto that base and vyle nacyon the Turckes have increased, through oure synnes.

This strategy was not without risk however, and the number of attribution irregularities of these texts may well be significant. 46 Paolo Giovio I have argued that the accounts of Ottoman expansion produced by Grafton, Mayler, and Gough were all shaped by the context of the religious upheavals of Henry VIII’s reign, but they also had shared origins as translations of continental works depicting the Turks. They were reprinted in England because of interest in the Ottomans stimulated by their dramatic expansion into and involvement in Europe, as well as the associations that the ‘Turk’ came to have as a figure in religious and political polemic.

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