Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kronika turecka (Czech); Pamietniki Janczara (Polish)
(1,349 words)

'Turkish chronicle'; 'Memoirs of a janissary'

Konstantin Mihailović

Date: Between 1497 and 1500, with some parts added after the author’s death

Original Language: Serbian


The Memoirs are divided into 48 very short chapters and a final note. The surviving manuscripts are in Czech and Polish, though the lost autograph was in Serbian. Konstantin begins by giving information about the religion of the Muslims – the ‘ignoble…

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Veinstein, Gilles, “ Kronika turecka (Czech); Pamietniki Janczara (Polish)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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