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By Pascale Barthe

Concentrating on early Renaissance Franco-Ottoman family, this e-book fills a spot in reports of Ottoman representations via early sleek ecu powers via addressing the Franco-Ottoman bond. In French Encounters with the Ottomans, Pascale Barthe examines the start of the Franco-Ottoman rapprochement and the keenness with which, prior to the age of absolutism, French kings and their matters pursued exchanges-real or imagined-with these they often called the 'Turks.' Barthe calls into query the lifestyles of an Orientalist discourse within the Renaissance, and examines early cross-cultural relatives throughout the lenses of sixteenth-century French literary and cultural creation. trained through insights from historians, literary students, and artwork historians from all over the world, this examine underscores and demanding situations long-standing dichotomies (Christians vs. Muslims, West vs. East) in addition to reductive periodizations (Middle a long time vs. Renaissance) and compartmentalization of disciplines. Grounded in shut readings, it comprises discussions of cultural construction, in particular visible representations of house and customs. Barthe showcases diplomatic envoys, courtly poets, 'bourgeois', favorite fiction writers, and chroniclers, who all engaged eagerly with the 'Turks' and built a multiplicity of responses to the Ottomans prior to the latter turned either trendy and neutralized, and their illustration fastened.

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Echoing the signature of the Traité de Chambord on January 15, 1552, these two texts announce and rationalize the military confrontation that Henri would begin a month later in Germany and the Low Countries. Addressed to Charles of Spain, it exonerates Ambassador d’Aramon while blaming the Order of Malta’s grand master, the Spaniard Juan de Homedes, for the loss of the city. Similarly, the first Apologie demonstrates that the Ottomans decided to attack Transylvania in retaliation for the Holy Roman Emperor’s offensive moves at the castle of Ionolk in Hungary and on two African posts held by Dragut Reis, the corsair.

00294. 35 Pierre Danès, born in Paris in 1497, studied philosophy in the collège de Navarre, was ordained a priest in the late 1510s and taught at the collège de Lisieux before being appointed lecteur royal in Greek at the collège de France in 1530. Between 1535 and 1539, he traveled to Italy and in 1546 was named ambassador by the king at the Council of Trent. Précepteur of the Dauphin in 1549, he became bishop of Lavaur, in southwestern France, in 1557. He died on 23 April 1577 at Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

2 “The crusading ideal was alive in the sixteenth century” states Jonathan Riley-Smith in The Crusades: A Short History (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1987), 249. Norman Housley (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). For examples of Schön’s and other German printers’ woodcuts, see Max Geisberg, The German Single-Leaf Woodcut, 1500–1550, edited by Walter L. Strauss, 4 vols. (New York: Hacker Art Books, 1974). 1251–3). Unless otherwise indicated, translations are my own. 11, lines 50–53.

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